Spotting and developing your leaders of the future

We asked some of our expert leadership team to share a few tips on how to spot and develop your leaders of the future for when you are thinking of moving your talent up to the next level.

1. Don't wait until you are ready to promote people to start developing them. Up skill them first, promote second. Give them some training, coaching and an extra responsibility or a project to take the lead on and see how they get on. If you feel its not for them you're not obligated to promote at this time. This will give them the chance to see if they want to move into a leadership role too, if not they will not feel obligated either – Fiona Lander

2. Generate a personal leadership mission statement to try to define what leadership ‘means’ to them as your potential leaders and how this fits with their core values and guiding principles – Graham Mitchell

3. Future managers need to show they derive pleasure from developing others. Sounds obvious but often people want to be a manager for their career or the pay rise rather than the intrinsic motivation of helping others do their job well and achieving task through team. – Toby Buckle

4. Look at those that go "above and beyond" in terms of the job role. This means they are doing an excellent job day to day but also doing further research and information gathering around their particular field or sector and sharing this knowledge with colleagues – Rachel Ellsmore

If you want to spot and develop your future leaders Lander Consultancy can help – for more information please visit our website and our Aspiring Leaders Programme, for developing your existing managers check out our dedicated Inspiring Leaders Programme.

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