On a team, everyone plays a role. Some are the backbone, others the go-getters, and maybe a few mediators. But today I want to focus on the backbones of your team.
You might consider labeling people in your team the superstars and rock stars.
Superstars are the ones seeking promotion and upward progression in the company. They possibly want to be you someday, or further up the line of leadership.
We need the ambitious to grow, but none of that growth will be sustained without rockstars. Without them, the go-getters are useless. It’s vital interaction. But oftentimes, the loudest bird in the nest is the one that gets fed. As a leader, you have to work above that mentality.
Obviously, everyone wants to be fulfilled in their job, but it’s the rockstars, in particular, your steady team members, that are going to be around for a while. They are of paramount importance, yet they can often fade into the background.
Your challenge: take time this week to recognize the rockstars of your team and workplace.
As a leader, you have the opportunity to bring people out of the woodwork and help them look forward to coming to work. The path to this begins by simply appreciating them. Your rockstars are the foundation of your team. Do everything to help them know you see their efforts and appreciate their work.
Good luck this week!
The themes of this writing were taken from an excellent read, “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott.
Written by Emma Pister and Karl Pister