Solo Flier

Solo Flier

“Step Aside, I’ve Got This.”

  • Solo Flier suffers from
  • Over-managing
  • Hiring poorly (often in own image)
  • Not communicating well to the team
  • Not resolving conflicts
  • Not developing subordinates
  • Not securing resources for their team

They are strong individual contributors who are very good at executing their initiatives —

Solo Fliers not only deliver the bacon, they cut and wrap it as well. They are self-starting, self-contained, multi-talented achievement dynamos. But when they get promoted into managerial positions, they have difficulty building and leading teams and revert either to micro-managing or trying to do the work themselves. Their teams becomes dissatisfied and eventually there’s a coup d’état.

Why do talented people experience career derailment?

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