Regardless of your platform, keeping your staff around is key to having longevity and success. I once turned down an offer from a church because I noticed in recent years their staff turnover percentage had skyrocketed and they didn’t have a clear understanding as of why. In the retail industry, I’ve heard of store managers receiving a negative score on their annual review if they have a high turnover rate among their staff. Consistency is key.
Once a leader chooses to focus on Encouraging their staff and providing opportunities for Education and development, the final layer in this onion is Empowerment.
Do you trust your team to get the job done? Are you lurking over their shoulder scrutinizing every decision they make? If you’ve brought them on your team to fulfill a certain role then let them do their job. Yes, they will make mistakes (so did you) and no, they won’t do it exactly the same way as you would (what’s the big deal?) but if you want to honor them as a unique individual and provide real opportunity for growth you’ll have to let them do their job.
Empowerment says, “I trust you to take the shot. You might miss it but I’m going to do my best to clear the lane and give you the best look possible.” Empowerment requires you to let go so someone else can become the star.