Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Last night, beauty showed up for me at an art show, of all places.
My daughter, Rebekah, and seven of her classmates dazzled us all with their work. The pieces ranged from vintage photo transfers to 3-D light bulbs.
Rebekah’s work featured several sculptures built around old keys. It was amazing … at least in the eyes of this beholder.
What amazed me the most was the diversity of the artists imaginations and the reminder that every person is unique.
As a leader, one of your biggest temptations will be to staff to meet needs. Perhaps you would be better served if you would hire the right people and then align them toward their giftedness.
People are more productive and passionate when they are working in their area of strength. It is the “key” to unlocking their greatness.
Is art being made all around you? Are your team members energized and focused? Do you have to make people go home at the end of the day?
If you answered, “No” to any of those questions, maybe it is time to check your alignment.
What specific things should a leader do to align his (or her) team?