Are you doing everything? As a leader, are you immersed in the tactics, the business of your work and overlooking the development of your staff?
Here’s what happens when you “do it all”: you take away the opportunity for your staff to learn, grow and develop.
When you jump in, because it’s easier and quicker for you to do it yourself, you are stifling learning, for you and for them. You may think it’s easier and quicker for you to do it, and you may be right, but not over the longer term. If you’re always busy doing instead of developing, you’re too busy missing opportunities for you as well as for others.
When you hold on to everything and insist on doing it yourself, you take away the opportunity for those around you to grow and develop.
Will they make mistakes that you could avoid by doing it yourself? Maybe. They may also come up with something even better. Either way, they’ll learn and so will you.
What one single step can you take today, this week, this month to develop the people in your team and in your organisation? Do the right thing and invest in developing your staff.
Photo credit – Dawn Ellner
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This framework enables you to be and become bold in the workplace, to achieve and sustain your leadership ambitions.
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The pace of change in modern business is dizzying, and leaders who aren’t prepared for the challenges on the horizon may find themselves leading their organisations into the history books.In 1958, the average lifespan of a company listed on the S&P 500 stock exchange in the U.S. was 61 years. Today that lifespan is just 18 years – and falling. At the current rate of attrition, three quarters of companies currently listed on the index will have changed in the next decade. The story’s the same in stock markets around the world.