How to turn your staff into leaders

Indeed. The Chief cannot be the Brave.

And the General cannot be the Private.

Financial Post

There’s an Internet meme these days that depicts a cat sleeping blissfully while hugging a white rat — above the scolding caption, “You had one job.”

Entrepreneurs and other leaders have just one job, too: helping their staff become leaders — ready and eager to take their initiatives to meet and exceed their organizations’ goals.

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs demonstrate as much skill in this job as that intern cat has for its own true calling.

The excuses are many. Entrepreneurs are busy people, or too focused on short-term results rather than long-term goals. But doing it all yourself only leads to burnout. Training, delegating and creating leaders is the surer route to sustained business success.

To help entrepreneurs leverage the talent of their people, Charlotte, N.C.-based entrepreneur Taffy Williams offers six steps for turning staff into more proactive, confident leaders. In a recent article, “6 Steps That Help Generate Leaders from…

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