Picture this: You need to fill a management position for your company’s Marketing department ASAP. You don’t have the time to source for external candidates, and luckily, you think you have the perfect internal candidate. This person knows the Marketing jobs he will be overseeing well. In fact, he is one of your company’s top performing employees within the Marketing department. How convenient! You extend an offer, he accepts, and life is good.
Sure enough, not even six months have gone by and you are receiving multiple complaints from the new Marketing Manager’s direct reports about the new Marketing Manager’s “leadership style”. Employees aren’t happy, work isn’t getting done, and some employees are even threatening to leave the company.