Do you want your team to develop leadership skills? Being a leader is all about accomplishing things through other people. To be a successful leader, you have to establish a clear vision of what needs to be accomplished and then bring other people in the organization alongside to make that vision a reality. So how do you develop someone in your organization and help that person become a great leader? Leadership development starts with taking practical, meaningful, small steps with your future leaders. Here are some ideas:
- Allow them to lead smaller teams or smaller groups.
- Put them in situations where they are given specific objectives, guidelines, and timelines.
- Allow them to facilitate a company meeting, lead a company event, or lead a discussion with some of the leaders in the company. This practice is critical for their ability to lead something more significant than that in the future.