Do you believe in potential?
Teams that believe people can change and grow are more likely to tap into the potential of the team. Unfortunately, most people who answer in the affirmative when asked if they believe that people can change or grow don’t usually match their answer with behavior that supports it. This requires a long-view approach to development and not a quick fix expectation. This is difficult when jobs are on the line so many team leaders undermine their ability to reach their team’s potential because they expect change and development at unreasonable rates. People can change and grow but probably not as fast as you need them to. That fact still doesn’t undermine the truth that people can change.