People and Potential – Releasing the Butterfly

So many of our interactions with others in our daily management could focus on potential. Most of us have that ability to be more than what we are if we only felt more support from others. And our managers and supervisors can help us focus on improvement and possibilities. What we are today is not the limit of our potential. But is more expected of us than what we show to others?

We know a lot about this from all sorts of research, the most famous is probably the Pygmalion Effect of expectations and results. As a manager, leader and motivator, strive to see the potential in each of your people and work to help them become more than what they are.

Caterpillar in Me flow and show poem

Involve and engage and enlist people in your vision of what we can become.

See my article on Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly and learn more about how Square Wheels illustrations are effective tools for involvement and engagement.

Square Wheels are simply great tools

image of the Square Wheels Guy, Dr. Scott Simmerman

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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