This week on The Hack Podacst Leon, Paul and Dean talk all about How to Develop Others Effectively! 

How to Develop Others Effectively 

Is it easier to just do it yourself? 

On this week's straight-talking smart tech podcast, The Hack hosts Leon, Paul, and Dean talk about 100x Leader episode 31. They examine the subject of developing others within teams and how to overcome the challenges and manage the process effectively when delegating to different kinds of people. 
"It takes hard work to develop others, but it doesn't have to be difficult." 
What we discussed? 
The first step in becoming an effective leader is developing a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Once you have a good sense of your capabilities, you can begin to identify the areas in which you need to develop others. One of the most important aspects of effective leadership is the ability to help others reach their potential. 
Dean quotes, "Sometimes you don't necessarily feel like you are leading and developing others effectively. It’s not just skills you have to focus on, we focus developing people based on their natural traits and past experiences." 

The five levels of leadership! 

A book which has inspired Leon recently by John C Maxwell-The 5 Levels of Leadership, has a great quote where John says: 
“nobody achieves anything great by giving the minimum, no teams win championships without making sacrifices and giving the best.” 
We often have to give more than the minimum to develop others effectively. We have to be willing to sacrifice our time, energy, and resources to help others reach their potential. Doing so can create a legacy of greatness that will outlast our lives. 
Maxwell's book shows you how to go from being a boss to becoming a genuine leader, get people to follow you without relying on your position, and create a legacy that will endure the test of time. 
The 5 levels of leadership are: 
Level 1 – Position 
A leader gives someone permission to lead. As a result, they are followed due to their position, not because they are influential. (People follow you because they have to) 
Level 2 – Permission 
The leader is concerned with developing and growing relationships with their employees. Consequently, their staff members have given them free rein to lead. (People follow you because they want to) 
Level 3 – Production 
When leaders reach Level Three, they are concerned with the increase in outcomes. People follow them because they trust that the individual understands what they're doing and will lead them on the correct path. (People follow you because of what you have done for the organisation) 
Level 4 – People Development 
Level Four is the level of service leader, who serves, guides, and multiplies other leaders. They have followers because they are known to impact everyone around them positively. (People follow you because of what you have done for them) 
Level 5 – Pinnacle 
The rarest type of leaders—Level 5 leaders—are well-known for their accomplishments, how they've enriched others' lives, and leading their organisations to make the world a better place. (People follow you because of who they are, what they've accomplished, and what they represent) 

5 Key Questions to Clarity 

When developing others, you must be clear about what you want to accomplish and where you see the relationship going. You must communicate effectively so the other person knows what’s expected of them. It’s also vital that you have a clear understanding of where you fit in the relationship. What are your boundaries and resources? What can you realistically expect to contribute? What’s in it for the other person? How will they be challenged constructively? 
We need to set boundaries and say no to certain things to give 100% to the other things, prioritise and delegate. Leon explains,  
“We try to be everything to everybody; we will be nothing to nobody.” 
It is essential to share your vision with your team. Strong leaders have strong visions, so it becomes everyone's vision. Ensure you are transparent with your team and empower your employees. A leader’s job is to help their team grow and develop. Invest in your team and watch them grow! 
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