How to Develop Team Members into Great Leaders

Beverly FlaxingtonBeverly Flaxington is a practice management consultant. She answers questions from advisors facing human resource issues. To submit yours, email us here.

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Dear Readers,

As the year starts off in full force, I am already getting multiple requests to work with managers and help them develop their leadership skills. I start teaching my graduate class, Managerial Skills, next week. The topic is top of mind for me.

Most people move into managerial and/or leadership roles without being given a lot of mentorship, training and direction to help them know what to do and how best to do it. For this week’s article, I’ll share some of the best practices I teach and coach with clients. Consider whether focusing on any of these areas could be helpful for you this year, or whether you want to coach your own team members to develop into better managers and leaders.