Employees with the most leadership potential are not going to shout it from the rooftop. It may take a little bit of digging to figure out which of your top-performers have leadership potential. However, if you can spot those who have this unique skill set, your ag company will reap the benefits, and you will have a hand in helping employees reach their full potential. Let’s take a look at how to find leadership potential!
Flies Under the Radar
True leaders do not feel the need to show off. They let their actions do the talking. For this reason, your best leaders may get drowned out by those who are loud and fly under the radar without being noticed. Pay close attention to your solid yet quiet team members. There may be a diamond in the rough there.
Desire to Learn
Desiring to learn continuously is a fundamental trait of leaders. They are eager to attend any webinar, training session, or industry event presented to them. Constantly growing is an essential trait of a leader.
Excellent Communication Skills
The ability to communicate is a must for any leader to be able to guide their team effectively. Keep an eye out for employees who exemplify excellent verbal and written skills and go over and beyond to ensure everyone is clued in on important information.
Listens More Than They Talk
Leaders like to talk. However, a good rule of thumb is that you should listen twice as much as you talk. Great leaders do not have to know everything. They just need to know where to go to get the information they seek. In many cases, this is team members. In other cases, it may be supervisors or even other industry experts.
Takes Failures in Stride
The best things come out of failure. Someone who cannot take responsibility for failure will never learn from them. Failing is never fun, but it is crucial to accept it, learn from it, and move on. True leaders take failure in stride and turn it into a positive in the future.
Multi-tasking is an integral part of being a good leader. Look for employees who can switch from one task to another seamlessly. Leaders do not get rattled easily when the unexpected interrupt their day. They take it all with a good attitude and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Ag’s Leaders of Tomorrow
The above tips will help you find the diamonds in the rough that have the makings of phenomenal leaders. With over 20 years of experience in agriculture staffing, Morris Bixby can help you find tomorrow’s leaders. Contact us today and learn more!