Seeing the Potential - by Ravi Patel

 

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are." - Ara Parasheghian

 

Like good coaches, leaders have to find the potential in their people. When hiring, don't merely evaluate the current skills and experience of the applicant. Rather, determine what the person can become with proper coaching and training.

 

Given the right coaching, raw talent can be molded to perform at exceptional levels in any organization. The problem for Entrepreneurs is that they mostly focus on short-term needs and do not have a long-term vision for human resource acquisition and management.

 

When a sculptor views a stone, he/she is evaluating whether it could be transformed into a thing of beauty. Similarly a land developer sees beyond the empty expanse of land and has a vision of what a housing community or golf course it could become.

 

Entrepreneurial leaders have a great vision of what their idea or product could become. They need to use a similar vision towards their people and see their potential rather than what they are right now.

 

Do the Right Things!

 

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