Jun 20, 2016

Discover the Potential Leaders within Your Company

 

Discover the Potential Leaders within Your Company

 

Are you always stressing? Trying to get work done, but it seems like there’s too much to do and very little time to do it in?

 

Don’t get swallowed up by all the stress that comes with running a successful company. Instead allow others to help you with your burden. It can be hard to rely on someone else, but it’s actually better for you and your company. When you are stressed to the point of exhaustion you are not an asset to the company anymore.

But how do you find these outstanding employees?

 

It can be difficult sometimes to recognize the leadership potential in your employees, especially when you run a large company. Start by asking other executives. Who excels at work? Who has shown results? Once you’ve got their list, start to make your own. When you are looking to promote someone into a leadership position within your company, think about these things:

  1. Do they understand your business, the industry and your customers?

  2. Do others trust this person to lead them? Are they respected by other employees?

  3. Does this person have a proven track record for accomplishing set goals and/or going above expectations? Are they persistent when faced with a challenge or do obstacles stop them from reaching a set goal?

  4. Can this person multi-task?

  5. Do they work well with others? (teamwork)

  6. Do they have the knowledge or skills to take on the position? (Analytical skills, sales skills, etc.)

  7. What are their strengths? Which areas could they use development?

  8. Does this person work best under pressure (or stress)?

  9. Does this person hold values that align with your company?

  10. Does this person take charge? Do they hold influence? Can they lead a group through complex issues? (persuasive skills)

After you have narrowed down your perspective leaders, give them real business problems and challenges to solve. Allow them to show you how capable they are and that they are able to take on more responsibility. This will also give you a chance to see how they would respond in certain situations. Discovering that hidden leader can help keep your company ahead of it’s competitors.

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