If you’re looking for the next crop of managers in your credit union, it’s important to find the right candidates. Not every employee is management material. Investing in the wrong person is a waste of your time and resources. If you want to find some future candidates for management, look for these qualities…
Someone who isn’t content: A future manager isn’t content in staying put. Listen to your employees and you’ll find one who wants more. Natural leaders take charge and want more responsibility. Look for employees who strive to learn and do more every day.
Someone who’s knowledgable: The person you’d want as a manager knows your credit union like the back of their hand. Look for an employee who knows all about available products and services, takes interest in growing the credit union and increasing its members, and has an eye for innovation. An employee that’s deeply invested in the credit union can potentially lead the way one day.
Someone who works well on your team: A manager is a leader, and that means they have to work well with a team. Any employee who works better on their own, probably isn’t ideal for management. Find someone who has a strong drive and works well with others.
Someone who can make decisions: An employee who can make a decision is a rare commodity. Think about how hard it is just to pick where to go to lunch. There’s always a risk factor when you have to choose, so you’ll want someone who’s not afraid to make a choice and follow through with it.