Jeffery Whippo shares some tips to mentor and coach future leaders. He believes that business owners need to actively identify employees with leadership potential and find ways to nurture and develop that potential. They need to spend time each day grooming the team members who will lead their company in the future.
According to him, coaching helps employees stay engaged throughout the learning process. Moreover, the business owners will get the opportunity to remind their future leaders that at the end of the day they need a broad view of the organization to manage well.
Apart from the benefits of nurturing leadership skills, the owners need to explain why leadership development is important for them. After all, an employee with a diverse skill set has a greater ability to solve problems, build teams and improve productivity, thus offering all benefits to your company.
However, before implementing any sort of leadership development program, you must first decide on the skills your organization is currently missing and will need in the future. These skills should be shaped by your company's near-term and long-term goals.
Jeff Whippo states that you can also talk to the people already in leadership positions in your company. Find out what their dreams are and what skills and experience they believe would help them improve their performance now and in the future.
About Jeffery Whippo
Jeffery Whippo has a Doctorate in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. He has over 25 years of education and leadership experience and is a decorate combat veteran.