Never knowing what you’re great at…
We assume that someone who’s great at something knows why they are great at that thing. As a result, we don’t ever tell them.
What’s more likely to be true is that they can’t see themselves like you see them. That you can see that greatness, but they can’t. It’s obvious. But only to you.
Worst case scenario: that person goes through their career never really knowing what they’re truly great at and they live each day believing they aren’t enough.
As leaders we must get into the habit of giving people specific recognition for what they are truly great at. Making sure they know that what they bring is enough.
Pick one person today and go tell them what they’re great at, and why.
They deserve to know.
PS This works ‘up’ the way, too.