• About the Author: Tom Skiba

    Tom Skiba, Ph.D. is a consultant and product manager in DDI’s Talent Diagnostic Solutions group. He provides several services including leadership development consulting, product development, re…

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05 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
Why High Performers Often Make Lousy Leaders
High performers are doers. They are proactive, self-disciplined, considerate, and ambitious. The quantity and quality of their results speak for themselves. From pre-school to a first job, tasks are well defined and achievement is mostly due to individual ability, drive, and adherence to strict high standards of performance. Upon receiving their first leadership promotion, high performers find themselves in a foreign situation.