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Gina Marotta: “Why You Should Get to Know and Focus on Peoples’ Unique Genius”

Get to know and focus on people’s genius. People are born with natural talent and interests. I call it genius when you combine natural talent with passion and experience. Mindful leaders who recognize the genius of their team members, can place individuals in the roles they are most suited for and where they will perform well. When everyone on the team is focused on their genius zone, an inspired and happy culture is sure to result.

Unfortunately, many job descriptions today require one person to wear a variety of hats. And no attention is paid as to whether it actually makes sense that inside one personality all those natural talents and tendencies would exist. You often see job descriptions that require 3 vastly different personality types and skill sets and so when one person does this job, he or she will be very unhappy 2/3 of the time. If you focus instead on placing that person more of the time in the 1/3 of the role that is in their genius zone, that person will thrive and be an exceptionally valuable, loyal employee. Just because you can train people to execute many different tasks, doesn’t mean you should. Thinking about the individual and collective genius of your team is a very mindful and effective way to lead in business today.

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