There has been a real need of developing leadership skills within my department. I mean everything from sales training to effective communication needs improvement. I told my employees to do some research and come back with suggestions. Only one of them did as I asked. In fact, he did more than I asked and actually changed his leadership style based on what he read.
I gave him a promotion but did not give anyone else. Now, he’s their boss and they are having a hard time understanding why he got a promotion and they didn’t. I explained to them what I had asked and told them how only this one guy brought back what I asked for and then he tried it out in his department. He found it to be successful, so he dually deserved a promotion.
Now, they are all reading and studying what it takes to be an effective boss and trying to get me to give them promotions. I told them that next time I ask for something I want it then, not months later because they were looked over for a promotion.