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7 of the Greatest Opportunities to People Development


Only a leader can develop another leader, theory does not develop others without leadership skills.


Imperative to development are:

It takes a leader to know a leader: recruitment and positioningIt takes a leader to show a leader: modelling and equipping.

It takes a leader to grow a leader: development, empowerment and measurement


1. Recruitment: find the best people possible.

- Success comes from identifying the greatest potential and natural attributes, not recruiting from standard principles of politics, seniority, convenience, credentials. These often backfire...promised accomplishments not delivered.

- The more detail you have, the clearer, more concise and relevant the role description, the easier it is to identify the right candidate


- Identify: Chemistry (likeability), Character (trust), Capacity (desire for growth), Contribution (level of excellence)

- Consider: Stress Mgmt (resilience to pressure, deadlines, Failure, obstacles), Skill (task completion), Thinking (creativity, strategy, problem solving, adaptability), Leadership (gain followers and build a team), Attitude (positivity and tenacity amongst negative situations)


2. Positioning: place the right people in the right position for the right reasons

- Understand strengths and weaknesses (opportunities) and develop these to improve the team and organisation


3. Modelling: demonstrate by example how to Lead leveraging:

- Authenticity (foundation), Servitude (sincerity), Growth (measurement), Excellence (standard), Passion (driver), Success (purpose for measuring people)


4. Equipping: help others to do their jobs through:

- personal knowledge of task

- personal demonstration of task

- observation of task

- enable empowerment of task

- allow others to demonstrate to another of task


5. Development: teach others how to enjoy life

There is more to the workplace, relationship and people development than just business position development, identify this by:

- assessment: identify SWOT

- challenge: identify areas of improvement including self education, event participation, new disciplines, mentoring. This follows the responsibilities of the Mentee

- support: identify the right person to support another. This follows the responsibilities of the Mentor


6. Empowerment: enables people to succeed through:

- trust: create a bond

- believe in them: motivate and provide peace of mind

- hold people (including yourself)

- accountable: this increases opportunity for positive results through greater focus, deadlines and expectations


7. Measurement: evaluate to maximise efforts

- success arises from the strength and ability of the team and the leader collectively not by the ability of the manager

- identify by the level of input required


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