Leadership Shenanigans is a video series designed to highlight leadership faux pas for the purpose of learning and discussion.
This is a story about a director for a national company.
Overall, people like her and respect her.
The problem is she struggles with finding ways to help her people grow and develop because she worries they will leave her.
This is strategy backfires. After a while, people get frustrated and look for opportunities elsewhere.
Solution: opportunities for growth should be co-created between the leader and team member. These discussions should focus on motivators, strengths, interests, and available opportunities. They should be dynamic and ongoing.
People bring their best selves to work when they are learning and growing. They are also more likely to stay.