10. Increase Your Team's Exposure

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10. Increase Your Team's Exposure

Take it a step further: Turn your reports into your department's ambassadors. Look for opportunities to give them the spotlight, such as training sessions, newsletters, project leadership, and success stories. Sponsor company events or causes and give out awards and gifts. Use your influence to get employees into other departments' meetings or field operations. Most important, get them face time with leadership. You want to expand their world, not narrow it, to enhance their value to the organization.