Do you believe you have what it takes? Why or why not?
Is that something you were born with? Is it something you were told?
Which begs the question, is it something you can teach?
Howard Schultz seems to think so, and it’s a big reason why Starbucks has grown from a 6-shop franchise to a 17,000-store giant.
So, let them prove you right!
How often are we tempted to criticize and nitpick weaknesses when there is so much to complement and be proud of? This isn’t to say to shy away from coaching, it’s merely looking at personal and professional development from a higher view.
Take a step back and reflect on all of the variables at play. Chances are, it’s impressive. If there is room for improvement, first let them know you believe in them. Let them sense your confidence. Allow them to see it in your eyes that you know they have what it takes to succeed.
Let them prove you right.