Team Ingredient #8

Mentoring Others – What is natural is to get caught up with urgent crises of the day and do little mentoring or training of key employees or colleagues. What is unnatural yet necessary is to take time to train and mentor others to be better performers. Career development, learning and succession planning keeps skills and motivation high on the team.

Actions: Leaders help others enhance their strengths and develop plans to improve their weaknesses.

  • Leaders hold one-on-one meetings with their direct reports to coach and mentor them.
  • Leaders help their team share core competencies by cross training.
  • Leaders are sharing their knowledge and developing their successors.