Andreas Vetr

Intuition: Recognizing the potential in others.

Intuition: Recognizing the potential in others.

Managers often start working with people who, at first glance, do not look like candidates for success. Elon Musk was once considered opinionated, Oprah Winfrey carried childhood trauma with her, Justin Bieber seemed insignificant, Steven Spielberg struggled in school and had dyslexia, J.K. Rowling was a mother and housewife of limited means, and Rowan Atkinson stuttered. But in all of these cases, there was someone who saw these people as an undiscovered diamond in the rough, hidden in the mud. They were able to look past the imperfections and see the hidden potential by giving a ten instead of a two, three or four on the scale of one (bad) to ten (great).

The headstrong Musk became a world-changing visionary, Oprah became an inspiring and assertive talk show host, Justin became a world-famous musician, Rowling created the world of Harry Potter, and Rowan Atkinson used his weakness to become a unique and incomparable comedian become.

I also had managers who saw something in me and helped me move forward. Over time, I also had to deal with people again and again who I took into my team, not because of the successes they had already achieved, but because of an inspiration that helped me to see something in them, despite all the obstacles, to give them a chance to give and promote them.

“People strive to be someone, but we are all becomings!”

Intuition enables leaders to recognize people’s potential and bring out the qualities that lie dormant within them.

Questions and ideas about this include:

  • Do I see people’s potential or do I just look at the obvious?
  • Am I finding ways to help people develop these potentials?

Biographies show us that every person faces difficulties and must look for ways to purify themselves and to cut and polish the rough diamond so that it can shine. Some leaders recognize these diamonds in the rough and give them space and time to develop.

English:

Intuition: Seeing the Potential in Others.

Often, leaders begin their journey with individuals who may not initially appear to have the makings of success. Elon Musk is viewed as eccentric, Oprah Winfrey carried childhood trauma, Justin Bieber seemed insignificant, Steven Spielberg struggled in school and battled dyslexia, J.K. Rowling was a mother with limited means, and Rowan Atkinson is stuttering.

However, in all these cases, there was someone who saw in these individuals a hidden raw diamond buried in the mud. They could look beyond imperfections and recognize the concealed potential, awarding them a ten on the scale of one (poor) to ten (excellent) instead of the two, three, or four they might have initially deserved.

The eccentric Musk became a world-changing visionary, Oprah evolved into an inspiring and resolute talk show host, Justin became a globally renowned musician, Rowling crafted the world of Harry Potter, and Rowan Atkinson used his weakness to become a unique and unmatched comedian.

I, too, had leaders who saw something in me and helped me progress. Over time, I have encountered people who I brought into my team not because of their existing achievements, but due to an intuition that allowed me to see something in them despite all obstacles, granting them an opportunity and nurturing their growth.

“People aspire to be someone, yet we are all in the process of becoming.

Intuition empowers leaders to recognize the potential in individuals and bring forth the dormant qualities within them.

Questions and ideas related to this include:

  • Do I see the potential in people, or do I merely observe the obvious?
  • Am I finding ways to assist people in unlocking their potentials?

Biographies show us that everyone faces challenges and must seek ways to purify themselves, polishing the raw diamond until it can shine. Some leaders recognize these raw diamonds and provide them with space and time to develop.