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Grow Your Future Leaders
Invest in their future competence and success
Your people will be able to handle larger and more complex responsibilities if you grow their skills.
It’s something we know, but often don’t make enough time to do.
Delegate to empower. Grow your people to work toward the achievement of the objectives, rather than just doing assigned tasks.
Grow their skills. Give people a checklist, or a template, or a manual, or a video demo, or a live demo, or have them shadow (you or) someone else doing the activity, or send them for training. When their first efforts are less-than-perfect, provide guidance to allow THEM to revise and improve it, rather than just fixing it yourself before sending it out. They will never learn if you just do it for them.
Reinforce their professional success and fulfillment. Find ways to grow them into the professionals that they want to be, not just cookie-cutter versions of yourself. Show them the steps they can take to grow their skills and experience to become the kind of professional that is right for them. For example, if they want to move into a management role, show them the steps and skills: “If that’s where you want to be in five years, you can get X training now, work on all of the different components of the Y projects several times to build your experience, and develop your communication skills and team-building skills by doing Z. I think you could be great at it!”
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