As a leader, you undoubtedly have skills and qualities that have helped you get to where you are today. However, while these abilities are valuable and help you to excel at your job, their full value can only be seen when you impart them to others.
Because you are in a position of authority, you have the incredible opportunity to help your workers develop the skills they need to take on the role of leaders in the future. Additionally, taking the time to coach and mentor your team members can bring a variety of short- and long-term benefits.
Taking a Personal Interest Boosts Morale and Productivity
When leaders take a personal interest in their employees, it promotes self-confidence, and productivity dramatically improves. For example, one Gallup study found that teams who actively engage their employees are 21% more productive than those that don’t.
Mentoring Equips Future Leaders
At some point, whether due to a promotion, retirement, or change in career path, you will leave your current position, and someone else will have to step in to fill your role. Taking the time to train your replacement ensures that your position will be left in qualified and capable hands.
Do You Want to Become a Great Leadership Mentor?
Ready to take your leadership abilities to the next level? Aden Leadership can help you develop the skills you need to become an inspiring coach or mentor to a member of your team. Call today to schedule a free discovery call.