Being good at one thing doesn’t make you good at everything…
Sometimes people forget this at work and promote the person who is really good at their job into a management post that they have shown no aptitude for and undertaken no training to prepare for. Other times people have shown themselves capable of selling really effectively so are moved into a relationship management role to look after existing accounts, bombing horribly when their new business skills just don’t seem to work. Being a great manager of people in a service industry doesn’t always equip a person to manage a project such as setting up a new retail location when some harder planning skills are needed.
We often see problems like this too late, when we’re asked to help train or coach people who are under performing in roles they never had much hope of performing in.
Just because you’re a sought after actor with great hair, doesn’t mean you’re cut out to be a barber, as Jimmy Kimmel demonstrates:
Would you let a stranger with no hairdressing skills cut your hair? If so, why?