Are you in the business of growing leaders? Sure, it probably isn’t your main objective as a business owner. But, growing leaders isn’t a bad way to work toward achieving your company’s mission and vision.
Growing leaders in your business is a win-win-win for your employees, your company, and you. Your employees get the experience they want and need to avoid stagnation. Your business gets an influx of passion and creativity, which can drive growth. And you? You get a dedicated employee who may be in it for the long haul (goodbye, high turnover rates).
Growing business leaders 101: A how-to
Among other traits, leaders are knowledgeable, humble, organized, passionate, and attentive. Sound like any of your employees?
To help your team members reach their full potential, you can:Read more...
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