A Team is a group of different Talents. Each Talent is an individual and needs to be treated differently, but how do great Leaders get the best of every Talent? What is the secret of successfully promoting Talents?
Every Team Needs a Coach
On the one hand there is beside the talent, the practice, of course, but is being well-practiced enough? Every now and then I read about a sportsman having a blockade. Failures in sports can touch them mentally, so they keep thinking about it and build a blockade inside of them, but what can help them? How can they find back to true strength?
An important part of the team is the coach. A coach is important for each training group. My coach for acting lessons for example is awesome. What does she do? She cannot give 120% to everyone at the same time, no question. As this is an open class, she has an advantage: Not everyone starts at the same time. How does she treat starters?
Time to freak out
Can you imagine such a moment in other situations in life? Maybe think about, you are getting a new job in the office. You will have your own team. Right, you are being a team leader in your office-job. The office is not the stage, so you take them out, talk them, develop the potentials 1 on 1. The important thing is: It is your first day. The first impression is the most important and longest lasting impression.
Strengthen the faith
Now let us go back to office. Do you agree that reaching new limits, increasing confidence in your colleagues supports them to be better? Imagine your job, what do you do? What does your boss do? Might this be enhanced? I leave it up to you, just take my moments and adopt it to you, to make you reaching the next level.
And now let him shine
In acting lessons my coach sees, when I got unmotivated from less succeeding. She goes 1 on 1 on me, talks to me, she gives advice and motivates me. The hope she is giving is the fuel of the Engine, fighting my doubts. This way she treats everyone. She adopts in how to handle each different actors’ profile. Everyone is different, but she knows, how to react on each different character.
A great leader is also a great coach. A great coach makes his team players shine. He motivates each player, when he is down and lets him being the stars when he can shine. The leader builds the foundation for the team. Supporting the teams’ development, he surrounds himself with different star profiles and makes his team, not him, his team being the number 1. Successes need to be celebrated and honored. This motivates everyone in the team to reach even higher targets and successes. It can support to build a strong team and to improve the Team Spirit. It strengthens the self-confidence of each Team Member, as well as the team spirit, if everyone gets the chance to shine. The biggest success of a coach should be: Your Team is number 1 (or: it receives great results).
Now start living it!
So start living it. Promote talents, promote your team. Do not burn it. Create long-term success.