Yesterday while working through a coaching call with one of my managerial level clients, something really cool happened. Before I share the “cool thing”, let me first create a backdrop.
My coaching client has been working with me for a few weeks. During that time, we’ve worked through his top talents to determine which talents are talents and which might already be strengths. We built a plan to turn his top talents into strengths.
During yesterday’s call, my client had what I refer to as an “Ah-Ha” or “Light bulb” moment when he decided that knowing the strengths of each member of his team would give him potential to become a better manager and ultimately a better leader.
By working through is his own personal experience where he became clear about his own talents, and strengths, my client used his super-high intelligence to take the coaching we were doing one-on-one to the next level.
If you’re a manager and you’d like to take your managerial performance to the next level, learning precisely how you are wired is where we would start. Then we would move on to learning precisely how each person on your team is wired so you could assign each team member to responsibilities that directly align with their natural strengths. Your managerial game will move to the next level.
Your team members will think you’re the best manager they’ve ever had and they’ll be hard pressed to leave you to go to work for someone else.