Career development is not an extra or a “nice to do”. Career development is an essential and important function of an effective manager and leader.
Do for others to do for yourself.
The most effective career development program for someone who aspires to be a great leader and an effective manager is to develop the careers of those for whom they are responsible.
If you have employees who need or want to grow …
You have hit the gold mine. Motivation and desire are the starting points – nurture and use employee’s interest in growing in their current positions and preparing for future roles.
If you want to develop your own leadership and management ability …
If you are a leader who cares about those for whom you are responsible, you want to help them grow and succeed. Their triumphs are your triumphs.
If you want some very useful tips on how to do this …
The nitty-gritty of this is that we know more today about what is effective and what is not effective when it comes to helping people grow and blossom. All we have to do is find the information, consider how to use it, and then do it … fortunately, this easy-to-read book does most of the work for you.
Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Guilioni have created “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go” on Amazon - check out this book. Buy it, read it, reflect on it, and then read it again. Make the ideas and strategies your own. Use this book:)
Making notes in the margin as I reread my already dog-eared copy in the Heartland ….
JohnDisclaimer 1: I was provided a complimentary copy of “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go” for review purposes. Disclaimer 2: I have happily purchased another copy to share with others who will benefit from this book. I will also be happily purchasing additional copies as needed to continuing sharing this little gem.