The Power of Individuality in the Team Success
“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell
Whether you’re running a sales team, or opening your own business, you’re bound to collaborate with some pretty diverse individuals. Each of us has our own collection of work stories, “once I worked with a woman who…” or, “can you believe my team member said…”. The big secret is: you’ll never stop being surprised.
We’re all strange, mysterious, and whacky in our own unique ways. Sometimes, let alone surprising others, we surprise ourselves with our thoughts and behaviour, tastes and tendencies. And while each person’s individuality can be a challenge; our uniqueness is at the very core of team success.
Think of a team as a choir; there are sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses – and it’s everyone bringing their voice to the mix that makes that rich, incredible sound. Look at your team, not just as a strong group unit, but as a collection of brilliant individuals; each with their own challenges, strengths, and potential. Then – and only then – will you bring out the complex, interwoven, exciting results you’ve been hoping for.
- Helping each individual set their own, personal goals
- Always listen and hear each individuals needs, questions, and concerns
- Coach on an individual basis; make every member of your team feel integral to success
By understanding themselves and their own journey, your team members will more easily understand and work with their colleagues.
Uncover the unique brilliance in each of your team members, encourage them to take their own journey of discovery, and watch as those individual discoveries launch your team to success. As the great pioneer of modern dance, Martha Graham once said, “You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.”
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