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Sorry, you just got promoted: why an apology and leadership development are a must.

Juanita sits in a boardroom in a leadership discussion with a staff member. She wears a white business blouse and her trademark red glasses. Juanita is the staff member. We are looking over the staff member's shoulder towards Juanita. 'Sorry, you just got promoted' appears in written text to the right of the photo image. Leadership development training. Leadership discussions. Professional development.

When people are told they are being promoted at work, it typically comes with congratulations, a pay increase, and a title bump. There are two critical elements almost universally missed during these conversations. The first is an apology – “Sorry you just got promoted”. The second is a sincere commitment to quality leadership development. Why […]