After several years of experience, you want your organization’s senior managers to grow and take up leadership roles. However, they cannot immediately understand the difference between the two because, for them, both are synonymous. So, how do you help them? In this article at Business 2 Community, Laura Spawn shares how you can ready your company’s senior managers for more decisive leadership roles.
Coaching for Leadership Roles
Mentoring senior managers for leadership roles would be a game-changer for your organization. They would become “instruments of change, take calculated risks, plan long-term, expand their knowledge and skills, and mentor others,” says Spawn. However, they must now start leading rather than following directions.
Joel Barker aptly says, “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” Here are the ways you can help senior managers take up and fulfill leadership roles efficiently:
Practical Knowledge Over Theory
Instead of making them undergo a certification course, show them how it is done. Become a role model so that they could observe and imbibe those values from you. Your values should align with corporate strategies and mission where you are accountable for your actions.
A Common Mission
They can no longer restrict themselves in the day-to-day administration of the projects they are handling. Instead, they now must have a broader vision and help their team members to see the bigger picture. For that, they must have an open-door policy to receive constructive feedback.
Leadership roles must inspire followers to be future leaders. So, make the senior managers realize that they should help others grow. According to InitiativeOne Leadership Institute report, 30 to 60 percent of leadership roles are developed when a professional displays ‘authenticity, deep listening, positivity, and self-awareness.’
You cannot be in leadership roles if you are not open to change. Help senior executives understand the importance of revisiting best practices, technologies, and procedures. They should have an informed, risk-taking aptitude rather than a conservative attitude.
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