Being excellent at your craft does not automatically qualify you to lead others. Leading is a learned skill. Successful leadership begins with caring about another’s success – not just for today, but for years to come. Helping others with career development is a balancing act between sharing relevant information and trusting them to use good judgment and to take initiative to excel. Be a good listener. Pay attention not only to the possibilities of another’s career trajectory, but also their personal aspirations. Give them exposure and ownership, then get out of the way and watch them shine.
Written by: Matt Gonring
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Vice President, Robertson Lowstuter, Inc.
Matt Gonring has been an executive officer and coach leading marketing and communications for large, global corporations over the past 25 years. Read His Full Bio