During the last 14 years of building and growing my business, one of my favorite things to do has been to mentor employees—growing our associates from “newbies” to team leaders and, subsequently, to department heads. It has been an absolute joy to witness their journey and to watch them blossom and step up to lead others.
One of the skills that I often see new managers struggle with is delegating.
Young associates are often noticed and then earmarked by management for promotion because of their strong personal performance. They are effective, efficient and they are full of initiatives. In other words, they are good at getting things done. (more…)