A lot of times when I talk with business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders within companies, the qualities that help them succeed, are very different from the qualities of their team members.
Leaders tend to use the Power Advantage or the Prestige Advantage. They are focused on goals.
But you need team members to exhibit different Advantages. You need team members who can supplement your strengths in the following ways:
• You want people to be able to do the things that you can’t do.
• You want people to be able to do the nitty-gritty and the day-to-day minutiae.
• You want them to do all those things that you’re not necessarily suited to do, and you really probably don’t want to do all the time.
When we look at our team, we project the same expectations onto all of our employees. Then when those employees fall short, we become frustrated.
That is where the headache issues come in.
You need to make sure that each person on the team is performing at his or her highest value, but the way in which they contribute value is going to be unique to their personality.
When you identify the distinct value of all the members of your team, you can focus on nurturing high performers, not creating headaches.