It is very important and we as business leaders strive to have everyone on board with the company’s mission. However, our employees, as individuals need to feel their own personal strengths are being acknowledged while contributing to that mission…this is where your members can fell authentic job satisfaction.
Are you aware of what your employees do in their daily live? Or what they are passionate about?
It is most definitely worth the time to ask the questions…
Because when we thinking of our employee’s talent we need to start thinking beyond their skills that they gain on the job. We need to look beyond that and find their hidden talents and passions…
So how can we help them to explore their passions? This is a great start…
- Ask you employee….what activities fulfill you with enjoyment and excitement? Find out what motivates them and what they really love to do. Without work being the focal point, your employee needs to reflect and motivates them and determine what they are most enthusiastic and passionate about in life.
- Ask your employee…after you employee concludes what areas they are interested in pursuing career wise, ask them…what is necessary for them so do that particular job and what skills they would need to be successful?
- Ask your employee…What skills they will need to develop? They need to consider everything, even the most basic of abilities, from people skills to technological talents.
- Help your employee find a mentor…After your employee has gone over all their lists of their passions, skills and desires, if you could assist them in finding a mentor and possibly facilitate an introduction, it will only benefit both of you by helping them to grow undeveloped talents.
Creating and encouraging passion at work is everyone’s responsibility, but as the leader, you will set the tone for the rest of the team. When you are consistently enthusiastic and show your passion at work, you will also set a clear example for your team to follow.
When your team members aren’t passionate about what they do, they are disengaged and this is not only a personal problem but a big business problem!
So, you and your managers need to collect the information that helps identify potential careers paths, engage your employees in new opportunities, and measure their progress through their skill set.
This kind of growth and development cannot come from monetary motivation, it needs to come from your personal investment in your staff and when they find personal fulfillment it will drive the business very effectively!
How do you invest in your employees?Dave Baney is the founder and CEO of 55 Questions, LLC and author of "The 3x5 Coach: A Practical Guide to Coaching Your Team for Greater Results and Happier People", which is now available in Paperback or a Kindle version at https://tinyurl.com/y8ecykfy
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