The employee development process for your people is a joint responsibility … both you, as a business leader, and each employee has a role. There is nothing more important to your business than having the best employee team.
Likewise, there are few things as important to employee morale and motivation as knowing you are concerned about their future.
As a business coach and mentor for my employee team, here is my checklist for their development:
Identify and build each strength. Don’t worry about weaknesses… make them irrelevant.
Trust and act on your instincts. They usually will not be far off the mark.
Take educated risks and learn to make tough decisions with imperfect knowledge. Mistakes can be corrected
Act with speed … don’t procrastinate required decisions and action. It is more difficult to correct inaction than mistakes.
Don’t fear mistakes, they can be corrected. Always learn from your mistakes.
Learn and practice the art of persuasion. Persuasion is not selling.
Always be open to new ideas and sharing your ideas and knowledge with other employees and customers.
Good communications depends on good listening. And effective presentation always makes a big difference.
Learn and practice leadership skills. Even followers improve by understanding leadership skills.
Always own and be accountable for your actions.
As a coach and mentor, I have found the carrot is much more effective than the stick.
Prompt feedback is always required.
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