Talent management is a science and an art. It takes a special skill set to do it right — to teach without intimidating, challenge without discouraging and applaud without inflating any egos.
But this talent management trifecta is crucial to creating our new generation of leaders. As the saying goes, "Do unto others as your boss does unto you."
It takes a great leader to know a great leader, so we tracked some down and asked them: “How do you transform your team members into company leaders?"
The consensus among them was that all talent managers should keep four key principles in mind:
Pinpoint the leadership qualities your company needs
Guide them, augment them and rally for them
But give them plenty of room to experiment
Realize that not everyone is suited to lead
“I assign duties to my employees that they don’t regularly do in order to expand their skill set. This will show me which of my employees are ready to dive in and learn new things, and which prefer to simply stick to the status quo.”