How to develop strong leaders

Leadership is a rare skill set, but fortunately, it’s one that can be learned and nurtured. Part of a strong workforce management solution is the training and development of people leaders. 

 

Here are some tips on how to train your team-leads to be stellar leaders:

 

Tip #1: Define core competencies
Before you can have expectations of your people leaders, you have to establish them. Be clear about the roles, responsibilities, and attributes you desire. Having them written and repeated often help to reinforce them among your team.

 

For instance, at The West Egg Group, we use every opportunity to remind our leaders of our core values:

Above & beyond  exceeding the expected, being dependable, willing to sacrifice, and always hustling

Ownership — Being accountable, no excuses, being solutions-focused

Professionalism — How you act, how you show up, your mindset

Tip #2: Identify your potential leaders
First and foremost, ensure that those you are placing in a leadership position want the job. Before doing so, have conversations about career path and aspirations to ensure that it’s a fit. Look to see who is proactively rising to the challenge — these individuals are likely to succeed since they’re driven to do so.

Tip #3: Expand essential knowledge base
Leaders require an intimate understanding of the business beyond one singular function within it. In addition to business acumen, people skills will be a definite asset. Look for ways to help your leaders participate in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and team-building to ensure that they stay connected to their reports.

These are just a few of the ways to help develop your leaders. For additional insights and support, contact The West Egg Group — experts in on-demand, ongoing, and custom workforce solutions.

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