TO SHINE We all know that the best leaders bring out the best in their people. Be it sporting leaders, cultural and community leaders or organisational leaders, they all somehow seem to possess the keys to unlocking the ‘shine’ in those who are fortunate enough to work with and for them.
n today’s rapidly changing world, this commitment to unlocking the shine in others has never been so great. Why? Because when individuals shine, they maximize not only their performance
merely a noun. Its true effectiveness lies in the everyday actions we take to grow capability, create options, problem solve and inspire others to achieve more. Edward Hallowell, author of Shine: Using Brain Science To Get The Best From Your People notes “All people want to work hard and will work hard, given the right job and the right conditions, because it feels supremely good to excel. Deep within us all beats a primal desire to contribute something of value to this world and to stand out as a positive person in the eyes of others. Great leaders and managers make this happen.” Like a puzzle we therefore need to firstly make sure that we have the right people, in the right place at the right time. This can be easier said than done, especially when you have a change in business direction that requires new and
“People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight” Anon and efficiency but they show up engaged, committed and ready to act. When we have a whole team that shines we maximize organisational performance and by default our own capability and leadership potential. All to often we hear about the need for more leaders but really what we need is more leadership. Leadership is most powerful when used as a verb and not
GLOSS | OCTOBER 2017