That’s the kind of manager that most employees want to work for. And if you’re manager, that’s the kind of reputation you should aspire to have.
Why? From a purely selfish perspective, when you develop your employees, they get smarter, more productive, improve their performance, and ultimately, make you look like a genius. It helps with recruiting and retaining the best employees, allows you to delegate so you can focus on what you’re being paid to do, or even take a vacation now and then.
Most importantly, it’s rewarding. It’s what leadership is all about – making a difference in the lives of others.
Most managers have good intentions – they want to be known as a developmental manager – but there’s often a huge gap between the “should do” and the “do”. In many cases, managers just don’t know how.