Employee Development / Growth
This is a mix of Key One and Key Nine…
Know what development is appropriate for which members of your team. Not everyone will be a born leader who wants to take over your job and needs developing to do that role.
Others will be happy in the job they are in and for one of many reasons may not want to change roles. These are people who need appreciation and you need to get creative in their development. Do not put them on a shelf and forget about them otherwise you will wake up one day and they have switched off and it can be very difficult to switch them back on again..
Development does not just come through training; think outside the box and find opportunities to stretch your teams experience in other ways.
One of your colleagues may need help with something one of your team is good at so ask the individual if they would be interested in getting involved.
A lot of managers struggle with sharing resource due to the structure of how organisations are often set up but if your employees are good enough you will motivate them by showing how much you value them to offer them in part to another team, this is a form of recognition that can be clearly seen.
Don’t let the fear of loosing someone stand in the way of finding them an opportunity for development.