The power of one.
It doesn’t sound as catchy as “the power of three” (any other fans of Charmed out there?) but it’s just as magical to consider.
The power of one is the impact just one person can have on a team.
An impact that goes both ways.
I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of being on a generally high performing team but there’s that one person who just pulls everyone down.
The slacker. The free-loader. The one who you wonder, “what does that person even do?”
I don’t want to talk about that person.
I want to talk about you.
As a manager, you have the power to set the tone for your team; to inspire them to achieve and perform to the best of their abilities.
The power to bring them together with clarity to create the most productive and high performing team you can.
The power to make or break them.
But also, it’s a lot of pressure.
Unfortunately, most managers are given this insane amount of responsibility with very little support to achieve it.
Management is not a one and done.
It’s not a point to check off a to-do list.
It’s is a conscious decision to show up, every day, and invest in your team.
I often talk about managers being coaches, and my favourite definition of coaching is from Sir John Whitmore who says:
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”
It’s a lot of responsibility, but that’s the power of one.
Are you ready for it?
Feeling the weight of that responsibility? We can help.
Our next Effective Manager Program is kicking off in April and we want to help you harness the power of one.
Join the program that previous participants rated an average of 4.6/5 that they would recommend it to others (and they do! Over 70% of attendees are referrals from previous attendees or previous clients – check out our handy graph below!)
Take the step now to becoming a more Effective Manager.