Good managers stand out from mediocre managers because they focus on helping others achieve success. So how can you do this?
What I noticed when I worked in big organisations was that finding out the career aspirations of others was either avoided or stuck on to the end of an appraisal discussion. Taking the time to understand their career aspirations can make you stand out from the crowd.
Those achieving success will always need to develop themselves. Make a point of supporting their development, even if that means making a case on their behalf for investment.
This might just be for a couple of weeks while people go on holiday but it gives them some insight into what the role is like.
To help them to build skills, get new experience or take on new challenges.
Projects are a greatly underused way of developing people.
Someone independent who can act as their professional sounding board.
The truth is some simple things can make a big difference. I wonder what you have found works well?
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.