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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms

It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing!

As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:

  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.

To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors:

Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Conflict management – Pay attention to how well people demonstrate leadership in the face of conflict. The best managers grapple with conflicts directly, staying in control of how they and their team respond to events. Look to see if they understand that the best resolutions focus on doing what’s best for the long-term success of the team, not just solving the immediate problem or keeping a veneer of civility intact. Watch also to see if subjective preferences for particular people guide their responses. Act to correct such behavior!

Independence –You want leaders who are willing to speak up to help the organization buck conventional wisdom and challenge “the way things are always done around here.” A passive “yes sir” person who always defers to their superiors will need more work and help breaking out of that follower mindset before taking on a leadership role.

Ability – Managers need to master a toolbox full of skills such as time management, interpersonal communication and delegation. These skills can be taught, however, so assess potential with that in mind. Promote those who show they have the desire and ability to adopt these positive leadership behaviors and mindsets.

Respect – Managers must earn their teams’ respect, and respect team members in return. Do other workers look up to this person? How well do they wield the soft skills of relationship building? A lack of evident interpersonal skills may signal a developmental issue that needs addressing with training, coaching and/or mentoring before the person can be promoted.

Contact Bovo-Tighe ButtonAs a leader, one of your key roles is developing the next generation of leaders. Have a plan and a consistent (but flexible!) process in place to measure the potential of future candidates for promotion, and spot potential that can be further developed with the right mix of extra assignments, coaching, training and mentoring.

 

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Leadership: It all starts with you

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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When Grooming New Leaders: What Behavior to Observe?

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="alignright" width="300"]Leaders Growing Like Mushrooms It would be nice if great leaders sprouted up like mushrooms, but most need more nurturing![/caption] As much as you may want to promote people you view as deserving into positions of management on your team, you need to be clear with yourself, and with the team, about how you measure “deserving.” You have to find some way to assess both a person’s ability, and desire, to step into a leadership role:
  • Some stellar workers need more development to make good supervisors.
  • A great candidate may prefer to remain in his or her current role, at least for now.
To make great promotional choices, create an ongoing process through which you can assess the characteristics you seek in those you want to promote. Measure them on a number of factors: Motivation – You may want a team of self-directed managers who are driven to succeed, so if certain employees express a desire to embrace new challenges—such as managing people—that’s a positive sign. However, those most overtly ambitious are not always the best candidates. You need to test their other leadership abilities, too. Give them opportunities with special assignments to demonstrate their potential for engaging and motivating others in advance of possible promotion. And reach out to the less demonstrably ambitious, too. Otherwise you will miss a lot of leadership potential.

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