Individual Contributors: How To Push Back When You Don’t Want To Take On People Management Responsibilities

April 22, 2015

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iStock_000034734656_150Back in March I wrote a blog that you don’t have to be a people manager to have a successful career. In it, I provided examples of some of the many career types and jobs where I’ve seen successful individual contributors and pointed out research showing that only about one in 10 employees has the necessary traits to be a good people manager.

After that blog was published, I received many emails from readers sharing their frustrations about wanting to remain as individual contributors, but being pushed by their managers to take on people management responsibilities. Read the rest of this entry »