Fast Company has a blog up on Roberta Matuson’s research on what it takes to build and retain leadership in your company.
You can find the whole blog here. I also paste one piece below.
Put down your smartphone, walk around your desk, and invite one of your people to lunch. While dining, sit there and really listen to what your employee is saying. Ask them to describe their dreams and aspirations. Then go back to your office and come up with a plan to help this person and others achieve what is important to them.
I could not agree more. Let’s go do that for someone on our team today or atleast plan it for next week.