Eight Ways You Can Elevate the Work Of Others

If you want to be a better leader – quit focusing only on yourself and start working to make people better around you. When you realize how much of the work you actually do – it is essential for you to develop others around you.

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought ” ~ Dwight Morrow

Credit you give yourself is not worth having” ~Irving Thalberg

Eight Tips to Elevate Others:

  1. Research shows that most employees want to talk about their future in the company. It is a great opportunity to motivate them. Are you missing this opportunity? (Builds connection)
  2. Always invest in learning opportunities and reward progress as long as there is a passion for more improvement and professional growth. (Shows Investment)
  3. Always keep expectations high and remind them often that you know they can get there. (High Value)
  4. Prepare them for the challenges ahead and step back and let them enjoy their success and make sure they get credit for doing it well. (Provides Growth)
  5. Develop a period of time when young leaders can ask any questions in making decisions, then transition to a time period where they must share their decisions first to build confidence. (Confidence)
  6. Mistakes are great teaching moments – Take the time teach them and make sure you share why. (Risk management)
  7. Ownership of a project provides personal development and accountability at the same time. (Provides important learning opportunities)
  8. Always share important information so they know you are working on their best interest. This builds trust that can enhance great performance. ( Builds trust, communication and teamwork)

Are you elevating others around you?

I have never seen a organization really hurt from having too many great employees. The key is their attitudes and a willingness to work together.

I have personally never had a problem with having employees who are too talented and confident in what they do. The more the better in my book. Great leaders develop them…

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.~Arnold Glasgow

Running to Win…GTR

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