Professional development is a given expectation within management. Within aviation, this expectation clearly extends to aviation-specific training. Pilots get recurrent training in simulators, maintenance technicians get recurrent training on the airframe, engine or avionics. Those who do well in those roles, and exhibit professionalism, are the ones we tap for managerial positions within the aviation department. But we do these men and women a disservice when we promote them from a technical position into a managerial position without giving them the tools they need to be successful managers.