One of my favorite things about leadership is seeing people empowered to excel and succeed. I love seeing potential–hidden talents and abilities–developed in my team.
The word potential is defined as “latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.”
In other words, potential is greatness in an undeveloped state.
Inside of every apple seed is the potential to become a great apple tree–the seed just needs to be cultivated and developed. Likewise, inside of every individual on your team is potential. Leaders have the responsibility to recognize potential. Then they must create an environment for that potential to be cultivated and developed into greatness.
Leaders, look for ways to challenge your team. Give them permission to fail in a safe environment. Encourage them. Build their confidence. Look past their imperfections and focus on their great potential! Create a greenhouse for greatness to develop!
Leadership expert John Maxwell has some great advice on developing your team. Check it out here!