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How to Care for your People



4 Development Levels

 Level 1:                The Enthusiastic Beginner

Level 2:                The Disillusioned Learner

Level 3:                The Capable, but Cautious, Performer

Level 4:                The Self-Reliant Achiever

Level 1 Needs:    Recognition of enthusiasm and transferrable skills; Clear goals; standards for what a good job looks like; Information about how the data will be collected and shared; Unwritten rules on how things are; Information about the tasking; Hands on training; Action plans; Timelines, Priorities, Boundaries, and Frequent feedback on results.

Level 2 Needs: Explanations of why; Opportunities to discuss concerns; Involvement in decision making and problem-solving; Encouragement; Clear goals; Perspective; Frequent feedback; Praise for making progress; and assurance that it is okay to make mistakes.

Level 3 Needs: An approachable mentor or coach; Opportunities to express concerns; Support and encouragement to develop problem-solving skills; Praise and recognition for high-level of competency

Level 4 Needs: Variety and challenge; A leader who is more mentor or colleague. Autonomy and authority.


Cite: Skillsoft





Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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