A Personal Lesson On How Leaders Can Help Their Employees To Succeed And Grow

Have you ever worked for a leader who inspired you to do your best work? Why were they able to? What was their secret? It’s a question I aim to answer by sharing a personal story of working for one such leader in this latest installment of Leadership Espresso Shot for this 50th episode of my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably had your share of horrible to mediocre bosses and if you’re lucky, you’ve also had a few bosses who truly exemplified what it means to be a leader. And maybe luckier still, that working for these bosses not only allowed you to do some of your best work, but also helped you learned a little bit about yourself and where your real purpose lies.

I can honestly say I’ve had the good fortune of working for two such leaders and although it’s been many, many years since the time I work under their leadership, their example and the lessons they taught me about leadership and how I can make a difference still echo and influence the work I do today.

And so, to celebrate the 50th episode of my leadership podcast, I’m not only unveiling a brand new theme for my show, but I’m using this as an opportunity to share a story about one of these leaders and what was his secret to inspiring the best from his employees. Indeed, if I were to put together a list of the best work I’ve ever done, some of the work I did for this leader would definitely be near the top of that list.

And a reminder, these Leadership Espresso Shot installments are exactly what visual this name inspires – these are short, concentrated doses of leadership insights and inspiration that while short in duration, nonetheless pack a powerful punch in helping you to strengthen your leadership craft.

So check out the 50th episode of my leadership podcast and if you enjoy it (as well as past episodes of my show), please be sure to share it with others to help spread the word about my podcast.


Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development. Tanveer’s writings and insights on leadership and workplace interactions have been featured in a number of prominent media and organization publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Canada’s national newspaper “The Globe and Mail”, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.

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