Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Question to Discern Strengths

 Crucial in any Lean implementation is getting the right people in the right places, doing work they are well suited to do and do well.
In short, let people use their strengths and then get out of the way.
I recently came across a question Stephen Covey uses for this purpose:
"What do you love to do and do well?"
A simple, obvious question but one I seldom think to use.  When I do (and if I listen well to the answer), people light up and speak deeply. 
Try it as you keep learning.

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