Until you lean on your team, you’ll never know how strong they are.

Working smoothly does not equate to teamwork. Having strict directives followed may be efficient but is it unlimited? Your team may pleasantly surprise you if given the chance to take an flexible solution within a set of parameters. This is an important reminder that what people value highly is the chance to be recognized for the important work that they do and to be challenged to develop new skill sets and be successful with new experiences.

Almost each week, I find myself talking to leaders who are feeling underutilized by their organization, and we have to take inventory of the skills that this manager wants to exercise or develop and how to align those with company objectives.

Watch the video from Bill Ringle here.