It seems so easy, doesn’t it? Put talented people together and expect them to team in talented ways. But it doesn’t work that way.
What’s your role? Ask this question of a team member in an organization that has not optimized its talent, and the response is a long list of tasks related to functional responsibilities.
Not All Feedback Has Equal Value: Are You Recognizing What’s Powerful? Many people operate in organizations starved for feedback that means something. When we recognize what we value in others, they often deliver more valuable outcomes.
How do you give advice to someone who doesn’t want it? (Very carefully, that’s how.) Coaching experts will encourage us to ask the person questions. Doing so is wise. But what about those situations where you do have information?
Let’s get real: Everyone says their people are their greatest asset. (Sorry to disappoint you, boss, but the line doesn’t inspire us anymore.) What we need to ask our employer is: What sort of asset are your people?