The Best Talent Is Bringing Out Talent in Others

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Based on the #1 most-engaging LinkedIn article of 2013: Created by Bruce Kasanoff, author of How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk, available here:

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  • A superior leader is a person who can bring ordinary people together to achieve extraordinary results.
  • This isnt just true for leaders. Its true for everyone.
  • Can you recognize the look in someones eyes that says talent is burning inside?
  • Creativity Intelligence Drive Can you see that together - each of their strengths add up to an amazing combination?
  • Here are four ways to bring out the best in others
  • 1 Really pay attention
  • What are others not saying?
  • What does body language tell you?
  • Have you developed the patience to devote your full attention to others?
  • 2 Magnify the quietest voices
  • Do you have a strategy for bringing out the insights some people are reluctant to share?
  • Make it easier for people to stay in their comfort zone but still contribute.
  • 3 Mix things up
  • Add an artist to the programming team
  • Put a 60-yearold on a team with 23-yearolds
  • Get a writer to draw
  • The best ideas come from unique combinations
  • 4 Look past your own biases
  • SHY
  • Involve others in a meaningful way, and then watch them blossom
  • Spectacular progress requires disparate ideas and talent to come together in unprecedented ways
  • Cultivate talent in others, even if you are not the boss
  • Make others feel good about themselves
  • Created by Bruce Kasanoff, based on his LinkedIn article of the same title. All images were created by Logan Campbell for his 100 Strangers project on Flickr. Logan is colinlogan on Flickr.