Many think it’s a leader’s job to motivate employees. That’s not the case, according to Simon Bailey, leadership imaginer and former Disney employee.
“The job of a leader is to invite a person on a journey to discover themselves,” Bailey said during the opening keynote address at the CUNA Human Resources & Organizational Development Council Conference Monday. “When a leader understands their responsibility is to come alongside a person and understand what it is they carry inside them, the organization is inviting them to discover who they’re meant to be.”
Successful employees thrive in atmospheres that celebrate brilliance and potential, he said. To open up your credit union to brilliance, encourage staff to:
“The secret to sustaining brilliance in an organization is hidden in the daily routine,” Bailey said. “We don’t decide the future. We decide our habits and our habits decide the future.”
To unleash your potential, Bailey suggested asking three questions: