All posts tagged: responsibilities

How mature is your leadership?

“I want more responsibilities.” How many employees come to you with that request? Sometimes they are your high performers, other times your highly ambitious or well-intentioned managers. You also are someone simmering with that desire if you are looking to grow… Opening a new location, joining a philanthropic board of directors, buying a 2nd or 3rd property, signing up for a mind fitness program (aka hiring a coach), having another kid, etc. Saying and voicing out loud we want more responsibilities is great, but do we really know what we are actually asking for? Here is a funny story: Just this week, my step young adult/kid asked to get more responsibilities (YAY!). Feeding the cats in the morning was the specific request. “Absolutely!” was my answer. To add context, I feed the cats in the morning as soon as I get up. I also have to monitor them eating because they will sneak up on each other’s bowl. One has to eat prescription wet food and the other is allergic to it. AND, every cat owner knows …