One of the most gratifying roles of being a leader is that you are not only in a position to help your team, but you are also in a position to appreciate growth. One of the biggest mistakes we make as leaders is only giving credit to the ambitious. Similar to the loudest bird in the nest getting fed the most.
Leadership expert Kim Scott shared the following, “I’d always focused on the people most likely to be promoted. Then a leader at Apple pointed out to me that all teams need stability as well as growth to function properly; nothing works well if everyone is gunning for the next promotion. ”
We need the ambitious to grow, but none of that growth will be sustained without the steady ones that may not appear to be ambitious but is just as valuable in your team.
Keep your superstar go-getters close, but keep your cornerstone rockstars equally as close. The long-term survival of your team lands squarely on their shoulders.
The themes of this writing were taken from an excellent read, “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott.
Written by Emma Pister and Karl Pister