Every employee should always have an exit strategy. Because if you receive a promotion or new position, you’ll need to have a plan in place for your departure including a valid suggestion for someone to fill your role. That means you need to be preparing your employees for leadership every time they are on the job. Of course, being a manager isn’t all about you, it’s important to implement leadership skills in your employees for the good of their career. When they’re equipped with management skills, they’ll be able to make important decisions, guide their co-workers and subordinates and will be capable to guide the department or Organization moving forward. Transforming your employees into leaders is not something you can achieve overnight or a short span of time, so it is important to start as early as possible. In my experience as a manager, I’ve found that the five initiatives below are vital to start developing the leadership skills that will benefit your employees and your Organization.