Leaders must be good at judging others’ potential and finding and developing more leaders - good at discerning where a person is, knowing where he or she is supposed to go and providing what they will need when they get there. The bottom line in any successful organisation is that no one person can do it alone. If you really want to be an effective leader you must establish an effective team. Here are some guidelines for selecting the right people to mentor and develop.
Select people whose philosophy or life is similar to yours. It will be difficult to develop someone whose values are too different from your own.
Choose people with potential you genuinely believe in. If you don’t believe in them, you won’t give them the time they need.
Determine what they need. Determining what potential leaders need involves looking at their strengths and weaknesses objectively.
Evaluate their progress constantly. People need feedback, especially early in their development and encouragement to stay on the course, or seek another direction.
- Be committed, serious and available to the people you mentor. The development of potential leaders around you will be a reflection of your commitment to them; poor commitment equals poor development, whereas good commitment equals good development.
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