The Right Conditions
Potential isn’t a reality. Potential is a possible future. Individuals require others around them to do the following three things in order to have the best chance to reach their potential.
1) Believe people can change.
2) Delay deduction. See mistakes as an opportunity to learn and not a confirmation of an existing judgement
3) Embrace risks.
When a team practices these three things, the culture will facilitate the best opportunity to grow. It’s like having the right soil, water, and sunlight for a plant to grow.