As for managers, most appreciate the value of career development and wish they had more time to devote to it. But let’s face it: A manager’s day-to-day reality is a kaleidoscopic blur of meetings, responsibilities and shifting priorities. Helping employees develop and grow is often pushed back to that elusive “someday” that rarely comes.
How can managers get past this conundrum? The answer is not new systems, checklists, processes or forms. (Those actually have contributed to the problem.) Instead, the answer lies in a new mind-set and the following key behaviors:
Managers don’t own their employees’ careers. Employees do. All that managers can (and should) feel accountable for is guiding, encouraging, collaborating on and supporti...(register to read more)