They say good leaders instinctively teach and train people to eventually take over.
You may not be grooming your successor. But you might have someone in mind for a supervisor position, project leader or manager for another department.
Here are two steps to take before making the move:
1. Gather feedback from multiple sources: You may think the person has leadership potential. But it’s not you that person will lead.
So gather honest feedback from staff regarding the candidate. If people won’t accept (or respect) the person, you may need to reconsider your choice.
2. Go with candidates who want to take on more: Some employees are high performers, but don’t want to be in charge.
Take note of staffers who volunteer to take on more duties, and who show flexibility when changes come down the pike.