A significant part of our role as managers is the development of our people.
In some cases this can be challenging, because of the circumstances in which your management takes place.
For example, when you are new to a management role; when you inherit a new team or when you have individuals for whom progress is too big a step.
In your keenness to show that you mean to support and help progress, your enthusiasm can be misinterpreted and make these people step back.
In situations like these, it’s vital to ensure that the people involved make some progress, rather than struggle and fail.
By working closely with them to ensure that they do succeed, in however small a step it takes, you will have created a foundation to build on in the future.
Whilst progress might seem to be slower than you want, the patience you show is much more likely to create an environment for the future where many more of your people become stronger assets for your team.