Helping Others To Win
Posted on February 15, 2011 by Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D.
Leaders like to win!
But in doing so, many times they forget that in order for their organization to win - they need to become experts at helping those around them win - and suceed at higher and higher levels.
Leaders need to remember that they are responsible for making each player on their team better, so that the organization as a whole can win. So what can a leader do to help those around them win?
* Listen to their dreams: Ask someone on your team, “If you could do anything, what would it be?” - and watch them light up as they describe what lies deep within their heart. Listen intently - and try to see their dream as clearly as they see it.
* Resource their ideas: Find ways to resource ideas by helping your people get the training, books, relationships or experiences needed to take their ideas to the next level.
* Network them with others: A well networked leader will be a growing leader. When you connect people of similar passions and goals - you open up doors for new opportunities, ideas, wisdom and experience that will help them grow at a faster, and in a more complete, manner.
* Develop their strengths: Focusing on weaknesses will only hold your people back from becoming all they were created to be. Help others not only to discover their strengths - but develop their strenghts to the fullest potential. Help them see, and develop, what they naturally do well.