If you’re looking for the next crop of managers in your credit union, it’s important to find the right candidates. Not every employee is destined to lead. Investing in the wrong person is a waste of your time and resources. If you want to find some future candidates for management, look for these people…
Find someone who can make decisions: An employee who can make a decision is a rare commodity. Think about how hard it is just to pick where to eat lunch. There’s always a risk factor when you have to choose, so you’ll want someone who’s not afraid to make a choice and follow through with it.
Find someone who wants to grow: A future manager isn’t content in staying put. Listen to your employees and you’ll find one who wants more. Natural leaders take charge and want more responsibility. Look for employees who strive to learn by doing more every day.
Find someone who knows their stuff: The person you’d want as a manager knows your credit union better than anyone else. Look for an employee who knows all about available products and services, takes interest in growing the credit union and increasing its members, and has an eye for innovation. An employee that’s deeply invested in the credit union can potentially lead the way one day.