Do you own, operate, or manage a business? If so, you should be asking yourself the following questions...
- How am I developing leaders?
- What leadership development environment am I creating, if any?
- Am I purposeful about this?
- Are my leaders "managers of tasks" or actual leaders?
Here are 8 tips to help get you on a track for leadership development inside your organization.
- Select well. Be sure to have a process for recruiting and hiring. Use assessment tools for behavior traits and desired skill sets. Take your time to find the right candidate.
- Onboard to your vision. Be clear on your mission, vision, values and culture. These things are the north star of your business.
- Let them contribute. Give employees room to help contribute to the mission. Allow them to fail which will help them grow as a leader.
- Honesty. Give them authentic feedback. Be vulnerable when things are not going well.
- Integrity. Build trust in your relationships. People follow who they trust.
- Accountability culture. Accountability creates certainty, stability and overall job satisfaction. People want to be held accountable, it creates purpose.
- Let go of control. As a leader, you should focus on casting a vision for your company. Allow others to flourish as leaders by getting out of their way.
- Share your pace. Sense of urgency is important. The pace is up to the leader to either set or lose. Be sure your team knows where you stand.
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