6. Develop Each Person (Including Yourself)

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6. Develop Each Person (Including Yourself)

It's the universal question: How can I take my employees to the next level? Like anything, it requires planning, attention, and commitment. Start with recognizing each person's strengths, goals, and areas for improvement. From there, establish individual plans, no different from your department plan. Seek out opportunities where they can learn and contribute (and move out of their comfort zones). Check in regularly on their performance. Face it, your reports won't all stay in their jobs forever. Know where they want to go; motivate them by helping them get there.