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How to Identify Rising Stars in Your Manufacturing Business

Progressive manufacturing companies know how important it is to embrace talent management initiatives within their businesses. Nurturing talent within your organisation not only leads to a high performing team but talented people are often looking for their next development opportunity, so it is important to equip your ‘Rising Stars’ with the skills and competencies to realise their true potential.

What attributes should you look for in a person with potential?

You want to invest in members of your team that have potential. The people that given the opportunity will rise up through the ranks into senior roles and will be the future leaders of your business. If you have members of your team that are displaying the following attributes, they are showing the early signs of leadership and should be invested in:

Analysis & Problem Solving: – They regularly identify solutions to problems and take responsibility for making decisions.

Conceptual Thinking: – They think beyond the immediate solution and identify new and improved ways of doing things.

Ensures the delivery of quality results: – They set high standards for themselves and others – and ensure they are achieved.

Effective Communication: – Communicates effectively both written and orally capturing the interest and enthusiasm of different audiences.

Influencing Others: – Able to persuade and influence others and gain their support.

Developing and enabling others: – Continually encourages others to perform at the best of their ability and challenges under performance.

Teamwork & Relationships: – Builds and contributes to highly effective working relationships with individuals, within and across teams.

Confidence & Resilience: – Demonstrates self confidence in their ability to succeed, maintaining energy and enthusiasm in highly challenging situations.

Commitment to Self-Development: – Shows a commitment to their own learning and takes responsibility for their own professional development.

Motivation: – They have great ambition and want to leave their mark, but they also aspire to big, collective goals and invest in getting better at everything they do.

Initiative: – Seizes opportunities and sorts out problems, prepares for future opportunities or prepares for possible problems

Drive for Improvement: – Sets their own high standards and sets and tackles challenging targets.

Flexibility: Keeps an open mind and adapts quickly and efficiently when needed.

Understanding Others: – Has a high EQ, is sensitive to body language and understands others’ behaviours. 

How can the Manufacturers Alliance help?

If the above attributes sound like someone in your team that you would like to invest in, we have a new rising stars peer groups launching, where we intend to bring highly capable talent into the room together to educate them in modern leadership techniques and support them through their fast-tracked advancement within the business. It will be a pragmatic approach that works with the challenges and aspirations in the room and supports people with the real-life situations they are working with.

On 29th July, 9:00am – 4:00pm we will be running our first free taster for the new Peer Group to Support Rising Stars. This group will run similarly to our existing peer groups and will support the fast tracking of highly capable up and coming talent into leadership roles.

If this new peer support group sounds like the kind of group for you or a member of your team, please fill out the contact form below to express your interest and we will share our brochure. Places for this group will be in high demand and limited so please respond early to avoid disappointment.