by Dede Henley

Do you know that every person who works for you has a super power? Well, they do. Superman could lift tall buildings, and Luke Skywalker had the super powers of levitation and premonition (among others!). As a leader, your job is to figure out the natural gifts and abilities of each member of your team and draw them out.

A person’s super power is their particular genius: the specific, unique and specialized skill that they bring to the workplace. It is their secret sauce.

If you take the time to identify the super powers of your people, you will not only discover hidden talent, but you will inspire everyone to bring their personal best to work. When a person has their super power named and acknowledged, they feel seen and validated, and they know that what they bring to the team is irreplaceable. All of a sudden, they are no longer a worker with a set of skills but a hero who can save the day!

A super power isn’t a skill but a perspective, a mindset, a way of working that enhances everything you touch