Help employees achieve their career goals.
If they don’t have career plans (most people have dreams but don’t know how to get there), show them how to chart goals and motivate them to act on them. Provide them opportunities to grow.
Some leaders stall the career growth of their employees. Yes, you heard it right. Some leaders fear that empowering employees will lead them to look for greener pastures.
Some managers fear that empowered employees would be possible competitors.
These fears are unreasonable.
Developing employees will make them stay and will help you move upward. Empowered employees are the best evidence of leadership. Empowered employees will push you up.
List down all the great leaders you know. I bet my month’s salary that most of them were at one time in their lives empowered by another leader.
Invest in your people’s growth. Give them every opportunity to be successful.