So often when we hire individuals to join our team the expectations are that they will be good at everything. Of course we hire their skill set for a particular position but do we ever engage enough to truly identify a truly good fit for all aspects of the job and do we seek agreement along the way?
Taking a sincere overview of your teams will unleash unique talents of your members while also addressing areas of opportunity.
Let’s start with self. May I ask….when is the last you took inventory of all areas in your business to understand what you do well versus areas you struggle with?
Often we will not want to truly analyze these areas due to our own ego but some beliefs of feeling insecure limit our desire. We as leaders can stand in our own way.
Thoughts and beliefs that can plaque our mind and soul of….
I am not enough.
Fear of judgment amongst our peers and those we lead.
A leader can never be vulnerable or show any type of weakness in any situation.
The expectation we place on ourselves can hinder our own personal growth within our organizations. We must be honest with ourselves in what our true gifts are and be in alignment with our purpose. Recognizing our own strengths will assist us in identifying the strengths and gifts of others that we lead. So while you take inventory of self and organization be sure to reintroduce yourself to your own strengths.
We can be so consumed with worry about perfection that we get stuck in the “process” of what we do that we miss amazing opportunities that are right in front of us.
Creating a talented team begins with you, the leader being your authentic self. Recognizing and appreciating your honest strengths while being courageous enough to ask for help. Hire people with talents you don’t yet possess. True strength in leadership is utilizing the gifts of others and empowering those we lead to grow to their full potential. When we can reach this in our organizations, we open doors to new possibilities for others. This is your journey.
Thoughts from your servant leader,