By Roz Bahrami
The goal for any growing company is to allow core employees to take on leadership roles. Ensuring that these new leaders thrive in their positions and motivate and help other employees is not always the easiest task.
Here are some tips that can help newly advanced employees thrive in their leadership roles.
Promote more than one
Promoting more than one person is a great way to support a rising leader. Allowing peers to go through the process together allows the new leaders to feel more comfortable without being alienated. Learning and supporting one another are key criteria for leadership.
Providing leadership training is a great way to make a recently promoted leader feel more comfortable and confident. Having leadership skills is not an inherent skill for everyone, but providing training allows the employee to not only improve their own skills but also become a more valuable member of your organization.
Communicate the goals and values that your organization strives to achieve, and your new leader’s task will be easier. It is easier to know where you are taking an organization in the long run when the map is already handed to you.
Receiving constant and frequent check-ins allows the newly promoted leader to feel supported without feeling too pressured. An employee who feels they are valued by an organization, because so much time is being spent on them, will work harder.
Constructive criticism is the best way to allow an employee to grow, and develop on his or her own.
Allow for failure
Doing a specific task without guidance and failing allows you to learn the skills moving forward. Allowing employees to try methods that fit their needs without being worried about failure and recrimination will help them to flourish.
Show their value
Allowing your newly promoted leader to find their value by voicing their opinion and providing input creates great confidence. Focus on getting them to contribute to a strong and supportive company culture, and you will ensure more initiative is taken.
By assigning work to your newly delegated leader, you will not only learn how your employee does work but will also give them the confidence that their contribution is valued.
Share your experiences with us regarding a new position youâve had to deal with in your organization. Do you believe these tips will benefit a new leader?