ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Call attention to incremental improvements in others’ performance

Observe and call attention to incremental improvements in others’ performance. This reinforces that performance naturally improves when people do what they do best. Bring it up as soon as you notice.

Employees want to maximize their contribution. To do this, they must be in roles in which they can do what they do best. Others may not seize opportunities to use their talents as quickly as you would. Your perspective and action will provide encouragement. This can motivate team members and help them feel that they have an opportunity to do what they do best every day.

Helping people get into roles in which they can most fully use their talents and strengths is the ongoing work of great managers.

The challenge is that many people take for granted, or may not be fully aware of what they are inherently good at.