Everyone has natural talents – you, your best employee, and your worst employee. The best teams invest in strengths. Know your own strengths and don’t worry about being the best at everything. That’s not a real thing and it keeps you from excelling. The same is true for your staff. There are many strengths-based programs and ideologies you can look to these days.
I’ve found tremendous success using the Clifton StrengthsFinder from Gallup with my staff, so much so, that I am now a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and started my own coaching and consulting business. Employees who get to use their strengths every day look forward to going to work, are more positive toward coworkers, treat customers better, are more creative, are more productive, and more likely to stay in their job.
Contributors: Anne Brackett from Strengths University