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Higher revenues, less headaches and happier clients who are willing to refer your company… Sounds appealing right?
You have likely heard the phrase “Get the right people on your bus and get the right people in the right place on your bus.” It was echoed by Jim Collins, leadership guru and author of best seller “Good to Great.”
As a business leader or manager of a team, consider the people you have on your bus right now. Are you questioning the current line up?
Could you rank your people quickly on the back of a napkin in terms of how critical it is they are on your bus?
Slowing down on a regular basis to think about the talent on your team is such an important part of team productivity, succession planning and overall business performance. If you don’t make this time, and you have the wrong talent aboard then the headaches can be ongoing ….low revenue, low productivity, maybe you constantly have to follow up with them or they have upset or lost key customers…etc.
Now let’s see you glass half full – let’s assume you have the right people on your bus, now consider how well they fit in the role you have them in? I’m not suggesting you change everyone’s role dramatically, but maybe adjusting some important responsibilities or re-thinking the assignment of future tasks makes a lot of sense?
Its a lot of work to figure this out if you don’t have a solid “Talent Management” system in place and a large HR team to support you. But if you don’t realize the talent you have, the talent you are already paying for, then who will? How can you fully succeed?
What if you fully understood the unique talent in each person and were consistently turning that talent in to performance – what would that mean to you?
Higher revenue? Less headaches and rarely needing to micro manage? More work gets done, Deadlines are met? Fewer mistakes? Happier clients who are willing to refer you? Your good employees don’t leave?
The reality – even if you hired the right talent on to your bus, less than 20% of employees feel use their talent & strengths each day at work. That is a boatload of 80% potential up for you to grab!
Jayne Jenkins CEO