A Feel Good Feeling From Seeing A Subordinate Progress

A Specific Feel Good Instance submitted to Ask the Workplace Doctors by an employee of a major auto insurance company:

As for something that made me feel good it’s hard to pick just one but in the past 18 months or so I had an employee begin reporting to me who had very good skills and leadership  qualities but lacked confidence in their own abilities. I was able to through 1 on 1 coaching and giving this person extra projects and encouragement that helped them interview and get accepted into a leadership program. They used the program and new skills to interview and get a promotion into a supervisor role. Of course most of it was their work ethic and talent but part of the reason I got into leadership was to help others succeed so it was very fulfilling for me to see the ability in this person and then see their success. read more