"If you are a craftsman, you were probably promoted because you are highly productive. Most likely you are productive for a few reasons:
- You manage your time effectively
- You require minimal supervision
- You are reliable
- You take pride in a job well done
Here’s the paradox: You meet the above criteria because you are a self-reliant perfectionist. As you move into management, the very things that made you effective as a craftsman are now deadly threats to your success as a manager. Your independence and self-reliance, which was an asset, is now a liability.
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