Yes, we all have a genius hiding inside. Sadly, the world-of-work often does a very poor job of helping people discover and develop their talents, their genius. In an employee engagement survey we often conduct we find too many people who disagree with the statement “my job allows me to utilize my strengths”. In one company we surveyed late last year almost forty percent of employees disagreed. Right now millions of people are just like the fish who is trying to climb a tree– truly a fish out of water.
What a waste of natural talent. Of genius.
One company we profiled in Re-Engage had all their employees update their resumes, and in doing so found that many of their employees had experience and talents in areas that were untapped. They were able to fill some critical jobs and retain talented employees who may have gone to the competition.
Tapping into the genius, that’s what they did.
For some folks, that genius may be more difficult to discern.
Like the disabled, for example. We often see the disability, but we don’t see ability. That’s a damn shame, because if we took a bit more time to learn and understand and appreciate we might see more genius inside.
Let’s go help someone tap into their genius, help them stop trying to climb trees if that’s not their gift.
Let’s discover some genius.