My daughter recently competed in an oratorical competition titled “How my best brings out the best in others”. As I watched her list out traits she thought influenced others to be their best and listen to her practice her speech, I thought “What is my best”? Am I doing my best to bring out the best, the “talent”, in my family, my friends, even my co-workers? How do my actions influence those I work with?
Bruce Kasanoff offers 10 effective suggestions in his Forbes Magazine article, “The 10 Best Ways To Bring Out The Talent In Your Employees” to bring out the best in your team…
The 10 Best Ways To Bring Out The Talent In Your Employees ~Bruce Kasanoff
When it comes to hiring talent, there are two basic strategies that work. The first is to hire the very best talent on the market; the second is to hire decent talent and bring out the best in them. Since most companies can’t afford the cost of recruiting and retaining the top tier of talent, most have to pick strategy number two.
Here are ten of the most effective ways to bring out the best in your team:
- Believe in them: The thoughts in your brain are much more powerful than you imagine. If you believe in an employee’s potential, it will impact your body language, speech, eye contact, and decisions. But if you harbor doubts about whether they will make it, you virtually ensure their failure. If you manage a team, you better believe in each member.
- Demonstrate belief by listening: There is no better way to empower another person than to listen carefully and fully to their words. By taking the time to set aside your own thoughts and agenda, you tell that person, “You are very important to me.”
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