A few weeks ago, I caught up with one of my favorite executives. I’m always inspired by how he leads his team. He’s clear, hires smart people, and (this is the clincher) he actively develops them on a monthly basis.
That’s right. Every integral person to his team goes out with him once a month to do a few things:
> Take it out of the office. Personal can be quite relevant to getting the professional work done.
> Get feedback about the department and other employee dynamics and politics.
> Helps them manage their goals, career path, and accomplishments.
The last one really stood out to me last week. As Seth Godin shares, your accomplishments and resume are symbiotic, but they are not the same thing.
Accomplishments may further a career, but more importantly, they bring a sense of satisfaction, completion, and pride. Everyone needs all three of things to feel engaged and alive about their work.
How do you make sure that your people are keeping track of their accomplishments? How do you keep track of yours?
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