I’m so happy for you..?
You’re going to have a baby?
You got a promotion?
Your significant other got a great job
opportunity and you’re moving?
Well that’s just great!
What typically happens next?
While staff are attending baby showers
and farewell get-togethers…managers are
huddled together making organizational
decisions in the span of a few hours or
days that end up impacting the
organization for years.
Another option..deliberate and
focused ongoing development of
“The growth and development of people is
the highest calling of leadership” Harvey S. Firestone
Growing Your Staff
Create the climate – think BIG
Look for Leadership Qualities at every
Give up your most precious resource (your
Visualize your Dream Team
Do Big Things – the things accomplished by an
agency are contingent upon the vision
established by its leader. If the vision is small,
small results will follow.
Spend More Effort on the “Farm Team”
than recruiting Special Agents – allowing the
underdeveloped members to be coached and
grow within the organization whenever possible.
Have the difficult conversations
Identify Leadership Qualities
Positive Attitude Excellent People Skills
Proven Track Record Confidence
Self-Discipline Discontent w/Status Quo
Evident Gifts – Who will never be, could be,
should be and MUST BE developed to a
Giving Your Most Precious Resource
6 Levels of Development
Level 1 – Some Growth
Level 2 – Growth That Makes Them Capable In Their Job
Level 3 – Growth that Makes Them Able to Reproduce
Themselves In Their Job
Level 4 – Growth That Takes Them to a Higher Level Job
Level 5 – Growth That Allows Them to Take Others
Level 6 – Growth That Allows Them to Handle Any Job
Be personally secure enough to confront lack of growth
Visualize Your Dream Team
(some of my desired qualities are below)
Trust is fostered Team Members Place
Team Members Know Their Individual
What’s Important Values Beneath the
Team Member’s Best Interest of the
Communicate With Work.
Each Other. The Team Knows
Team Members Are Exactly Where the
Not Afraid to Learn Agency Stands At All
Reference, Developing the Leaders Around
You, John C. Maxwell