Managing a Team of Experts
Getting the Best From Specialists
An intelligent man is one who knows how to be smart enough to hire people smarter than him. – John F. Kennedy
Denzel was delighted when his bosses chose him for the role of research chief. His hard work had paid off and he was leading a smart, talented team.
But, a few months down the line, two of his "experts" have already left, and there's dissent among those who remain. Team members say they feel stifled, are not given due respect, and that they lack support.
The situation that Denzel faces is not uncommon when managing specialists.
In this article we'll look at how to get the most from your experts without driving them away. We'll also explore a seven-step strategy for navigating the potentially tricky scenario of managing people who have specialized knowledge....