You know you found the right leader for your career when they are eager to take an active interest in your growth and success. The best leaders know how to get the most out of people.
Here are six ways the most effective leaders encourage their employees to reach their full potential:
Promote individually: When promoting individually, this means giving specific goals and objectives to work towards. Additionally, provide the resources and support they need to achieve those goals. As a result, by promoting individual growth and development, you encourage your employees to feel more invested in their work and motivated to succeed.
Provide ongoing training: When providing ongoing training, this includes things like workshops, seminars, or even online courses. As a result, with constant learning and growing, your employees will have the knowledge and skills they need to take on new challenges and responsibilities.
Discover their motivations: When discovering their motivation, it’s important to realize, it will be different for each employee. For example, it could be anything from a desire for career advancement to a passion for solving problems. Additionally, by identifying their motivations, you can help your employees feel more engaged and motivated to succeed.
Show an interest in who they are: When showing an interest, it’s important to get to know them on a personal level. Try asking about their hobbies and interests outside of work. As a result, by showing an interest in who they are, you can help your employees feel valued and appreciated. Additionally, it will encourage them to give their best effort.
Be available: This means being accessible to answer questions. Thus, providing guidance, and addressing any concerns they may have. As a result, of being available, you show your employees that you care about their success and are willing to support them in any way you can.
Turn their ideas into action: Turning their ideas into actions, means listening to their ideas and suggestions and working with them to turn those ideas into reality. Additionally, by empowering your employees to take ownership of their work and ideas, you help them feel more engaged and motivated to succeed.
Bottom line, the best leaders are able to appreciate the differences in experiences, values, cultural backgrounds, influences, and beliefs that each employee brings. Therefore, they take pride in helping each employee reach their fullest potential.
Lead From Within: When leaders encourage their employees, they tend to reach their full potential.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.