Continually Challenge Employees

If you’ve ever embarked on an exercise program, you know after a while your body strengthens and exercises that were once difficult to perform are easy to do.  You then increase the intensity of the exercise by adding more weight or more reps until that becomes easy and then you add more again to challenge yourself.  Continually pushing our bodies is what creates the health improvements we seek.  If we stopped improving, eventually we would lose the gains we made.

The same is true with work endeavors.  We must continually improve our work or eventually fall behind.  The “A” player who stops pushing for improvement will eventually become a “B” player, and if still refuses to grow will become a “C” player and will ultimately be out of work.  Leaders should ensure their direct reports are continually challenged either through internal motivations or through their coaching.

Leaders who empower and push their direct reports to improve will continue to be successful.

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