Let your people run with the ball — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Ritz-Carlton President and COO Simon Cooper has a simple way of helping his people develop their leadership abilities.
When someone has an idea and says “We can do it,” Cooper allows that person to lead the process, provided that he or she can develop a workable strategy.
Turning over ownership of an idea to its creator is a deceptively simple way to build leadership from below. Consider: If you’ve ever had a great idea and lost control of it to someone who outranks you, you know how tempting it can be to keep your next big idea to yourself … and seek new opportunities elsewhere.
—Adapted from “He Who Says It, Does It,” Business 2.0.
Do some of your employees require more "managing” than others? Do some enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause? From emotional drama queens to lazy slackers, all of these aggravating folks can be considered "Challenging Employees” — people who consume an inordinate amount of your time and energy, but are not really bad enough to fire....Click here to find out more.