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:
- 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)
- Always invest in learning opportunities and reward progress as long as there is a passion for more improvement and professional growth. (Shows Investment)
- Always keep expectations high and remind them often that you know they can get there. (High Value)
- 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)
- 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)
- Mistakes are great teaching moments – Take the time teach them and make sure you share why. (Risk management)
- Ownership of a project provides personal development and accountability at the same time. (Provides important learning opportunities)
- 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)
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