The development of sub-leaders is a major part of a manager’s task. This involves encouraging the appointment of deputies, sharing authority by promoting the most qualified candidates, and considering all means of training for potential leaders.
Ask a senior to keep an eye on a deputy when you are absent.
When appointing a deputy, announce it to your staff with confidence.
As a manager it is important for you to assess your staff continually for potential sub-leaders. Remember that there will be times when you are absent and someone will have to deputize for you. Delegation to cover your absence, or to take over part of your work temporarily, will provide an opportunity for potential ...