If you have followed me for a while you’ll know that the inspiration for the Reluctant Leader Academy was my own experience of not wanting to be in charge.
There is no doubt we need people to step up and take charge, every team needs a manager, If they are motivated to be there and have the right skills all the better.
When we say someone is motivated to be in charge, essentially they enjoy making decisions on behalf of others and like being in a position of influence.
In Motivational Maps language this is the Director motivator and is rewarded by giving responsibility and a title that indicates authority. Other strategies to fulfil this motivation would be to give them a mentor or allow them to deputise before taking a permanent role
Because of their desire to be in charge they could encounter difficulty when is come to managing people if they are not aware of their motivations. This could be from someone who is motivated by freedom and not want to be managed, a creative...