Strengthsfinder 2.0 is a favorite short book on how to know thyself. More importantly it is an excellent tool to know your team. Have your team read this short book and apply the concepts within. The outcome may surprise you.
Your employees are the lifeblood of your business. Without them there will be no business. No business means no income for you or your family. This reality means that your employees are like extended members of your family. Learn to listen, more than you speak, to each member of your team. Understand what their long-term goals and dreams to them.
Consider a quick and free DISC profile. You can find these for free online. The DISC will give you a simple to use and effective analysis of each person’s communication and learning style. It also gives you an inside look on what may be each member’s personal untapped talents. You can email me or find me on Skype for a free link to a DISC assessment. Your ability, your gifts, your business, will thank you.
Your greatest success will be at the intersection of you greatest passion and your greatest natural talent. Every person is born with a set of gifts intended to benefit the greater good. It is up to each one of us to recognize, build, perfect and deploy these talents to the fullest. We also know that we we are most fulfilled when we deploy these talents for the benefit of others, not ourselves.
It is not enough that you, and your management team, are tuned into your greatest gifts. What about the rest of your team? What have you done to ensure that each one of your team members is reaching their fullest potential? Here are some excellent tips to help your team, thus your organization, reach its fullest potential:
- Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath is a favorite short read.
- Know your employees like you know your own family.
- Consider a free and quick DISC profile evaluation.