Develop Your People at the Speed of Business

One of the goals we have as leaders is to steward growth in others. A challenge many leaders face, however, is to grow their people with the same focus, passion, and intensity that they grow their business.

It’s normal to experience seasons where business growth is not in alignment with people development. Sometimes it’s important to slow down and focus on developing better systems so your people can catch up to the level of your business growth.

Contrastingly, there are times when you may need to take an honest look and recognize that you have a leadership surplus. This might mean letting people pursue greater opportunities elsewhere.

In the video, Ross Cully suggests that recognizing these seasons—and balancing the growth in business and in the people who make it happen—is the most important thing you can do as a leader.

Reflection Questions

How would you describe your focus on developing others in your workplace? Is it in need of improvement? If so, what action steps do you need to take in order to get there? If not, how can you help other leaders capture this same vision?

What systems and processes need to be in place in order for you to effectively develop your people? What are some practical steps that you can take to pour into the leadership potential of those around you? If you are not a leader, identify someone whose leadership you can lean into and learn from. Consider inviting him or her to connect over coffee.

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