As leaders continue to develop themselves, it is also important for them to find ways to grow their followers. The Forbes article, Leadership: It's Not About You, reminds us that “Leaders who want to be successful must grow their team members.” John Maxwell states, "When we learn to turn our focus from ourselves to others, the whole world opens up to us."
Ensure that people grow in their jobs by helping them learn new skills to further develop themselves. Here are some ways to show your team members you are focused on them:
View your team as your biggest success.
Acknowledge and appreciate people.
Know your team and colleagues.
Leave your ego at the door.
Empower your team.