I am often asked if I can train practice group leaders or industry group leaders or department chairs to properly manage their respective charges. Often, these people are entirely unmanaged because the Managing Partner thinks that their supervision consists entirely of appointing them.
So, my questions for Managing Partners include:
Are you managing your managers?
Are you a leadership role model for the leaders you appointed?
Do you monitor performance and give helpful feedback, one leader at a time?
Do you bring your leaders together to share collective experiences and learn from each other?
Expect no more from those you have appointed than they see exhibited in your own performance.
Finally, if you want leadership training for those who report to you, attend every session with them… not just to learn along side them but to give guidance as they encounter the inevitable plethora of leadership decisions.