Similar to an Olympic coach preparing for Sochi, leaders are expected to continually observe, assess, and develop their employees. The most important goal for a leader is to develop the best - A players - to be even more productive and effective. In elite sports, these are the ones who practice hard every day, go the extra mile, and, like Lindsey Vonn, are tenacious in the face of adversity and injury. In business, these are the game-changers and the top-line producers. The ones who raise the bar bring the big ideas and get the job done.
While leaders are scouting their A players and helping them unleash their maximum potential, they must also encourage their B players to keep passing the ball and inspire their C players to raise their game.
Here are five ways that leaders can coach their employees into champions:
Not everyone is a superstar. Not everyone wants to move up in an organization. Not everyone can lead an organization. Yet everyone can be a leader in his or her own role. Listen to your employees and provide them with the tools they need to succeed and be at the top of their game.