Yesterday was the first hot day of spring. The temperature soared into the mid-90’s. When I went to bed, the trees were just starting to leaf out. This morning I noticed our plum trees in full bloom. Yesterday, I would never have guessed we were only one day away from the bloom. It came surprisingly fast.
It reminded me of how quickly things can change and develop when the conditions are right. As a manager you can push, prod, cajole, and coerce. This is a hard job and rarely yields fruit. Your time might be better spent on creating an environment that’s just right, one in which your employees can bloom.
Look around. What’s keeping your employees from reaching their potential? Change that and perhaps the change you want in your employees will quickly follow.
Image credit: Tom LaForce