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An assumption that many leaders make that hurts their business…

Welcome to the Mosaic Minute.
In each video, I’ll answer one leadership question in about one minute.

Today’s question: Do I need to spend time developing a senior person that I have just hired? Since this individual has a lot of experience, shouldn’t they be self-sufficient from day one on the job?

This question is tricky as the answer is both “yes” and “no”. Sure, there are many skills and experiences that a senior person brings to your team. But, don’t forget that they will still need some coaching from you in other areas.

Find out more in today’s video.

What assumptions have you made about the skill set of the senior people on your team? What are their gaps either in terms of skills or behaviours? Where do you need to invest some time coaching them in order to accelerate the learning of key skills or behaviours?

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Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman is an author, coach, and sought-after leadership expert. Over the past 20 years, she has created a proven formula to develop results-oriented leaders who feel empowered and confident in their job. Vanessa is the author of Mastering Leadership: What It Takes to Lead in Today’s Fast-Paced World. Order your copy here.

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