“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual” ~ Vince Lombardi
To take people to the next level by putting them in the places that utilize their talents and maximize the team’s potential, you need three things:
- Know the Team – You cannot build a winning team or organization if you don’t know its vision, purpose, culture, or history.
- Know the Situation – Even though the vision or purpose of an organization may be fairly constant, its situation changes constantly. As a team matures and the level of talents increases, then fine-tuning becomes more important.
- Know the Player – Team building is not working on an assembly line, leaders tend to want to make everyone else conform to their image, to use the same skills and problem solving methods. Look at each person’s experience, skills, temperament, attitude, passion, people skills, discipline, emotional strength, and potential. Only then will you be ready to help a team member to find his or her proper place.
“I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; Together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Teresa