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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...
Management & Other Matters

Management & Other Matters

I have a few tips I would like to share today. 1. I never have a meeting with my direct reports unless they have a paper notepad and pen with them. (I prefer paper to electronic devices. When I need to review my direct reports’ notes, I won’t see things...
How to Become a Manager

How to Become a Manager

If you’re an aspiring manager in an organisation that believes in meritocracy, let me help you on your journey. Having risen from Trainee to Executive Director and Shareholder in my organisation, perhaps my observations and insights might be useful to you. See,...