Technology companies struggle to develop people leaders internally because career development often focuses on the technology ladder and not the qualifications required to manage teams. A Lead Mentorship Program (LMP) helps prospective leaders learn and develop their management skills in an applied, low risk environment.
Neither you nor your direct reports can possibly remember everything they have accomplished. A Brag Document encourages capturing notable events and contributions, and provides focus for conversations throughout the year.
While it's true bored engineers quit, by this stage it's usually too late for an Engineering Manager to stop people from leaving.
Quality one-on-ones only have a few key requirements, but managers must adopt and practice them with discipline and consistency.