Growing through the ranks and roles to become a senior also came with scaling down from being an expert to a village idiot. This helps me in building a team. In my inquiries, I ask questions that other engineers cannot dare ask for fear of appearing awkward. Successful transition hinges on a developed culture of hitherto leadership. This type of culture entails all employees through all categories demonstrating efficient leadership qualities. A purposeful effort to strengthen the capacity of employees having leadership qualities in the organization enhances a successful transition by eliminating dependency on one person holding an essential position. Evaluating the current culture in the company as well as defining the ideal culture clearly will serve this organization wells in laying the most appropriate succession scheme. The exercise defines necessary competences to deal with current challenges in leadership positions and future gaps. The next step for the company will constitute selecting, evaluating, as well as building its leaders.
I discovered along the way that as much as I did not need training in bolts and nuts about the latest technologies, I needed additional education that would make me an efficient manager. In the first four years of transition, I remained undecided between taking a Masters degree in Computer Science and undertaking an MBA. I sought the advice of various people in addition to reading different advisory articles (Mednick, 2004, 114).