It is your job to help raise up the next generation of new leaders. It’s not the easiest thing to do but it falls on your shoulders.
The fear of helping produce new leaders can be terrifying. The process may seem daunting. But you can do it.
There’s an easy 3-step formula that can help you reproduce new leaders in the way you want them to develop.
One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders
To produce the best new leaders you can, follow the following steps. They’re easy and available to all leaders training the next generation of leaders.
1. Watch One:
The first step of producing a new leader is to have the new leader watch what a seasoned leader does. The new leader observes the senior leader as he goes about the tasks that need to be accomplished.
Doing this allows the up-and-coming leader to see what a leader does. He is able to see how a leader should respond to situations and helps him see what may be coming his way.
2. Do One:
After having the new leader watch a seasoned leader, you have to encourage the new leader to do what the seasoned leader has done. Allow the new leader to reproduce the actions of what he has seen.
This could be allowing the new leader to tackle a business dashboard and manipulate the data. Or it could be allowing the new leader to sit down and have a one-on-one with a subordinate.
By allowing the new leader to do the things he had seen, he is allowed to flex leadership muscles he hadn’t used before.
3. Teach One:
The last step in producing great leaders is to allow the new leader to teach one more.
I believe this final step is the most powerful, transformational step they can take. The new leader gets to put everything he’s learned recently into action.
When the new leader begins to teach others the things they have learned, they begin to cement what they have learned into their minds. It’s not a transfer of knowledge. It’s a building up of knowledge between multiple people!
First, he saw what needed to be done. Then, he was able to do what needed to be done. Lastly, he was able to show he knew what he was doing by teaching another person.