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Can a non-expert manage a group of specialists?

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It’s a growing trend for top managers to supervise a team of specialists whose knowledge of a particular subject area goes way beyond their own, writes Wanda T Wallace for Strategy+Business.

A disparity in specialism proficiency can leave experts affronted and resentful – particularly at times of change and upheaval. But expertise in one specific area doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with strong leadership skills.

It’s a scenario that presents a difficult challenge for any leader, but there are tactics you can employ to assuage and divert animosity from team members.

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Source Article: How To Win Over A Team Of Experts
Author(s): Wanda T Wallace
Publisher: Strategy+Business