Less than one in four managers reports feeling ready to lead during their first year on the job as a manager. Less than 50% of managers say they receive any management training or leadership development. Expecting someone to perform a job they do not have the skills and confidence to fulfill is an unnecessary and foolish risk to take with your business. For a small business, this risk is usually fatal. A manager who isn’t prepared to lead quickly costs a small business to lose customers and drives away the highest performing employees before the business owner even has time to recognize the problem.
Three keys to avoiding such disasters are:
1) Provide leadership development and personnel management training opportunities to employees from the start.
2) Set up or facilitate coaching and mentoring for your managers and managerial candidates.
3) Continuously define, discuss, and develop your business’ leadership expectations with all of your employees.
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