“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
They are everywhere. Close. In the open. In the weeds. Everywhere.
Seeds: bold, brilliant potential.
In the madness we call “the workday” potential goes unseen. It exists undiscovered. It gets mowed over by other priorities. It’s lost.
How do we change the game? Master the art of discovery and the art of ignition.
How to begin:
- Go on the field (a.k.a. where your team is)
- Listen (no talking)
- Ask to learn (ask open ended questions to learn what the team is thinking, what ideas they have, what gift they can employ today…. and the other 12 zillion questions that may go here.)
- Listen (the gifts are there)
- Ignite (spark action… tap the potential)
Ignition starters (examples to get you going):
- How can we use your talent on this project today?
- What is one thing you can do to make “X” better?
- What idea of yours can we put in play today?
- Why is the team glad you are here today?
- How can you leave work elated today?
Mastery requires 10,000 hrs of practice. What would it take to get the first one…or two… recorded in your training log today?
Seeds not sewn produce nothing.