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How to Prepare for Succession

How to Prepare for Succession

If you’re thinking about succession, a good starting point is to ask your subordinates to write a detailed list of everything you currently do that they can’t do, or are not proficient in. Then, develop a custom curriculum incorporating each item. Now,...
Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Building an Institution? Two Things to Consider

Are you transitioning from a one-man-company to a full-fledged institution? Are you serious about training & development and succession planning? Then you must develop two documents urgently: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Departmental Training Plan. The...
Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Here’s why you should have a learning time frame when you train staff for critical skills. First, understand that each person learns at a different pace. Second, provide the necessary tools or resources for training. Third, allow for eventualities in personal...
How to Develop Managers

How to Develop Managers

I once wrote that as an entrepreneur or manager, you have 10 years to replicate yourself and to build internal capacity. You need to do so before a generational skills gap creeps up on you. In this post, I’ll teach you how to do it. There’s a sacred triad...
Money Cannot Always Buy Competence

Money Cannot Always Buy Competence

Competence is the capacity to consistently deliver, without being micro-managed. But sometimes, it is assumed competence is about skills or attitude alone. No. It’s also about ideology and personal drive. The ideology behind competence is multifaceted....