In an organizational environment, one of the primary responsibility of a leader is to develop his team members to the next level of competency. The necessity can be looked at both a leader and a team member's perspective.
From a leader's growth perspective:
Assume that you are not developing your team to your competency level, then you are forced to do the routine things you are doing and you will not have time to develop yourself for new learnings. Your growth stagnates there
When you are not preparing the teammates as the successor for your job, while management considers you for elevation or different growth opportunities, they think twice about existing positions as there is no right successor. Management may want to keep you in the same position until they find an alternative. You are losing new opportunities.
From the team members perspective :
In today’s scenario of learning and opportunities, real talent will find its way for their growth. If you are not taking care of your people development and growth, eventually your smart team member finds his own way to grow either in your existing organization or in the new organization.
Generally, people regard you as a leader only when you help them out to bring out their potential.
You will grow only by helping others to grow.
Hence, in all dimensions, as a leader of your team, you should develop your team.
However, there are some misconceptions and barriers to developing others and let us discuss next week.
Have a great week ahead!