How to Progress the Careers of Your Team

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep. 70 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

Almost exactly a year ago, we ran two of our most loved episodes on "How to Empower Your Team to Step Up" - and you can watch part one  and part two here.

I made a key point in that series about empowering your team members by helping them with their careers - even if that meant sometimes giving them the skills to advance their lives by working somewhere else.

This is a scary idea for business owners. None of us want to lose our best employees - it's the fear that most keeps us awake at night. So I'll be honest - if your team member has ambitions that you can't fulfill (working overseas is an obvious example), then they will either leave anyway or stay only because you have crushed their soul.

And since you're not that kind of a leader, you want to help your team achieve their dreams. Selfishly, maybe you also know that in doing that you will create greater outcomes for yourself as well - often when they decide to stay and fulfill their ambitions by your side.

This week's episode, now viewable here, is a must-watch for every leader who wants an engaged team.


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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As the Head of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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