How to develop your staff into great leaders?

11th Jan 2013

By: HITS Marketing Team


“Successful Leader Is The One Who Builds More Leaders, Not Strong Followers”


The ability to develop leaders is a trait that all truly great leaders have, they know that if their team still needs their leadership to succeed then they haven’t yet succeeded as a leader. If you’re in a leadership position and you haven’t developed at least a couple of people (great leaders) who can step right in and fill your shoes then you’re not a great leader, at least not yet.


Leaders who build leaders do not “waste” their time developing people, they have a totally different mindset, they “invest” their time developing people. They develop their people by building trust, they coach .. not command, they delegate tasks to teach .. not to dump work, they share their experience and offer advice. They tell the truth even when it’s hard. They are the model of ethical and moral character for their people. They follow through and do what they say they will do. They know that if their credibility suffers, their ability to lead suffers with it. The moment they lose the morale ability to lead, their ability to build a leader is gone as well. You see, only a leader can build another leader.


Leadership Skills

Beyond the personal traits of a leader, there are specific skills someone must master if they want teffective-leadership-theories-in-businesso be a leader.

  • Effective communication – it’s more than just being able to speak and write, a leader’s communication must move people to work toward the goal.


  • Motivation – a leader has to be able to motivate everyone to contribute, each of us has different “buttons”. A leader knows how to push the right buttons on everyone to make them really want to do their best to achieve the goal.


  • Planning – the leader has to put a plan to achieve the goal. He/she doesn’t stick in the details, that’s what managers do, but rather uses a high level plan to keep everyone moving together toward the goal.


  • A good leader has an ideal character – the leader is trustworthy to lead others, leaders live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader “Do what they Teach” and by doing so they get the right to have responsibility towards others.


  • A good leader is enthusiastic and confident – the leader is the source of inspiration and motivation to their people, and also conveys confidence to them towards the proposed objective.


Leadership requires the individual to practice dominance and take charge. If you choose to become a leader, whether in your workplace, community or during an emergency, you have to develop and practice each of these characteristics, as those are foundational to good leadership.