Now tell me, what is one of the most prominent tasks a senior manager has, any idea, I will tell you, it is to find and groom a successor, Succession Management is a key part of Personal Development and a key detail in securing the future of your company
Bringing your employees into the inner circle is one of the most valuable things you can do in the field of Personal Development and shows true Leadership, it is essential for the Career Development of your employees.
When running a group of branches I used to involve the staff, firstly in developing the budget/forecast, then when the finalised budget was approved each member of staff was given a particular responsibility for an appropriate part of that budget.
Each month when the accounts came out we would hold a branch meeting to analyse the results against budget and plan forward accordingly, we were grooming the future branch managers, it is still not widely understood that Business Leadership Coaching and Personal Development are fundamentally two of the most important tasks a manager has, it also creates respect and loyalty within the team.
Don’t be afraid these employees will replace you, causing you to lose your job, it is surprising how many are, and in any case that almost never happens, you need to find your successor to speed up your own promotion and you will end up with a very loyal work force below you and if one does get promoted above you feel proud of what your Personal Development and Coaching has achieved.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT = GIVE of your experience and knowledge, GAIN a friend for life and GROW in both your professional and personal life!
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