In addition to feeling valued, help employees want opportunities that allow them to grow professionally. Sending them on a course isn’t always the answer. Invite your employees to come up with ideas on how they can grow their skills on the job and within the organization. Learning can be an individual endeavour or shared amongst a team. It can be as simple as having an employee read and share their findings from an article on a best practice related to their job, reading a book and sharing the nuggets of learning they got from it, leading a meeting, leading a small project, or attending a webinar. Leaders who are committed to continuous learning work closely with their employees to find many opportunities to help them grow. The benefits to the employees and their organizations are nothing short of engaging.
Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.