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Leaders create future leaders | 5 ways to help employees reach their full potential

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 2 years ago
  • Author: Jessica Tabinor

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  • Successful leaders invest time in their employees and elevate them to reach their full potential.

  • If you’re wanting to engage and motivate your staff to reach their full potential, read our top tips in our latest blog. 

True leaders don’t create more followers. They create more leaders. Successful leaders invest time in their employees and elevate them to reach their full potential by utilising their strongest skills and strengths and providing them with the tools they need to develop their leadership skills.

Research suggests that there’s a link between employee happiness and their productivity at work. According to a study by the University of Warwick, happiness led to a 12 percent increase in productivity. Companies are now paying greater attention to their staff to ensure they are happy and healthy at work and they are seeing the benefits from it..

So, If you’re wanting to engage and motivate your staff to reach their full potential read our top tips below:

Build strong teams

Building a strong team and promoting effective collaboration in the workplace motivates individuals to do their best. It’s important to have a friendly environment that inspires people.

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Promote individuality

It’s important to remember however that it’s not just about teams and no two people think alike; every person has their own intricacies. What are their strengths and weaknesses? In what situations do they thrive? Once you have identified their strengths you can provide them with the tools that they need to reach their full potential.

Open your door

Having an open-door policy is a great way to encourage your employees to come to you with new ideas and to instil some productivity. Employees will feel that it is okay to ask for advice, feedback, or direction without getting berated.

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Offer on the job training

Training can be a highly motivating aspect of any job. Most people thrive on learning new things and when an employer invests the time and money into helping you learn new things, you feel valued in your role.

A good place to start is to create personal development plans for all of your employees so that training and development can be tailored to help each individual reach their full potential.

Care about your employees

Finally, your employees need to be a part of a positive workplace environment, where they feel that they matter, and are part of something bigger. They should feel respected and are rewarded with competitive salaries and opportunities to advance their education and careers.

If you're an organisation looking to attract the best talent or a candidate wanting to progress your career, then get in touch with Morson or browse our latest jobs here.