As a leader, there may not be anything more satisfying that seeing your employees develop into leaders themselves. If you’re hiring the right people and giving them the proper training and experience, this is something that should happen naturally. Some employees won’t embrace a leadership role, but most will jump at the chance to move their careers forward. If you’re looking for the next leader at your credit union, here are a few things to look for…
They are always ready for what’s next: Some employees are content doing the same thing day after day. While you can appreciate them for the hard work they do, they’re probably not looking to move into a leadership role. The employees you should keep your eyes on are the ones who love tackling a new assignment and then keep on moving to the next challenge.
They are natural-born leaders: There are some skills that just come naturally. Without being prodded, a natural-born leader will emerge in a team environment. They’ll be the ones who aren’t just concentrating on their part of a project but know how each part works together and are focused on making sure that the team is thriving as one. When you look at these employees, you’ll be able to see how much they care about team success.
They want to change the game: When you take time to talk to your employees, some will just spit out a bunch of worthless jive so they can get through the conversation and return to work. An employee who is ready for the next level will actually have something to say. Having ideas that will improve work flow or increase profits is a sign of a mind that is ready to take the next step.