Develop The Talents Of Your Team

So, you’ve assembled an amazing team of go-getters. They’ve been rocking sales and bringing in new leads.

Then you hit a road block.

The awesome team you’ve assembled has stopped growing. And, in doing so, they’re no longer the rock stars you know they are.

The development of your team is important

It’s in this moment you realize you’ve failed to do something crucial to the success of any team. You’ve failed to develop the talent of your team.

Instead, they’ve been left stagnant. You haven’t put forth any effort to encourage them to grow.

Let’s do something about this leadership mistake today.

Develop The Talents Of Your Team

Yes, your team has to be interested in developing themselves. You can’t force them to continue to grow themselves and develop their talents. What you can do is encourage the growth.

Iron Sharpens Iron

There’s an interesting verse in the Bible. Proverbs 27:17 tells us that As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

I’ve often pondered over the meaning of this verse.

Blacksmith Shaping Metal

What does iron sharpening iron mean? Does iron sharpen iron simply by being in the presence of other iron?

No, not at all. Iron can’t sharpen iron by being next to each other.

The way iron sharpens iron is through conflict.

How Iron Sharpens Iron

The thought behind Proverbs 27:17 is interesting. Iron can sharpen iron.

But how does that happen?

Iron can only sharpen other iron through conflict. When you hit two pieces of iron together, you can sharpen it.

Why then, as Christians, do we strive to avoid conflict? We flee from conflict like it is the plague.

The Single Action That Will Lead To Incredible Growth

Every leader wants to improve. It’s ingrained in us, right?

The problem is, many leaders fail to improve and improve quickly because they don’t know how.

They miss the single action that brings incredible growth. And it’s right under our nose.

The last couple of years have seen me tapper off my running. I have struggled to run long distances. I struggled to run faster.

My regular runs consisted of multiple stops during a 5k distance. My average my was creeping towards the 10-minute mark.

This time was frustrating. I knew I was better than this. I had been better than this.

I kept hitting the road. I kept getting the same results.

Then, something changed. I found my key to improving performance.

Run With Higher Performers

The thing that changed my running was the day I invited a friend out for a run.

The World Keeps Changing

Only a few things are guaranteed in this life of ours.

We are guaranteed that one day we will day. And we are guaranteed there will be change.

Change Comes In Many Different Forms

You never know where change will come from. It seems like it was out of left field.

Sometimes the change will hit you like a train wreck.

Over the last couple of years, Pam and I have seen 2 youth pastors leave the church we were attending, we’ve left a church I’ve attended for almost 30 years, we lost one of our dogs, and so much more.

Change is quite. Change is shocking. Change is painful.

And sometimes change is good. Change can be refreshing. Change can be joyful.

You might see change in the growth of your child. You might experience change when you leave a bad job for your dream job.

How To Create The Culture Within Your Organization

Lots of people are talking about corporate culture and how they want their organizations to be known for theirs.

After all, companies like Google and Amazon are known for the culture their company permeates.

But how does an organization create a corporate culture when one has never been defined? It’s difficult because there’s been a culture that’s evolved since no one stepped up to direct the culture.

It’s now your duty to create the culture you want.

This is how you do it:

Model the behavior you want to see: Do you want the culture of your organization to be laid back and easy going or do you want your organization to look like it’s worth a million bucks?

You have the power to shape the culture. To do so, you must model the behavior you want seen.