Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
On Today’s Episode:
- Carla and I talk about challenging your team to reach their potential
- It’s a leader’s job to help their team recognize their strengths
- The Pygmalion Effect: the theory that people will rise and fall based on authority figures’ expectations of them
- We can lead people to the ocean but they have to decide what they do once they’re there
When you become a leader, you have to shift the way you think about work to be less self-centric. Instead, you have to start thinking more about how to simultaneously challenge and support your team in order to get the best out of each person. As individuals, our success is judged by our own outputs and results, but as a leader that is compounded with the productivity and performance of your team. So how can you bring out the best in each of your team members? Tune in now to hear from Carla and me!
Question: What is the most challenging part of helping your team dig deep and bring out their best? Do you have a tried-and-proven leadership technique that helps you achieve this?