Do you think it is enough for you as a leader to set your own goals and not set the goals for your team? Of course you don’t. As a leader, you are committed to far more than your personal goals, and your job is much more than to organize your own efforts. In the same way, being a leader is also much more than to develop solely your own competencies. So, even with clear duties and goals ahead, what else does your team need?
Your people need opportunities for training and development, to be up for the challenges and they need to feel supported. Only people who develop their potential are high achievers you need in your team in order to successfully meet your goals. Jack Welch famously said: “My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.”
Developing people is one of the crucial leadership competencies. Glenn Llopis wrote an article for Forbes.com stating that a great leader “will never allow an employee’s potential to go unnoticed or to lose its momentum”. Glen suggests what a leader has to keep in mind when developing people: “Every employee is different, with their own set of experiences, values, cultural backgrounds, influences and beliefs. The best leaders are those that can identify and appreciate the differences that one brings to the table and knows how to put them to full use. “
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