Are You Underestimating Your Team’s Capabilities?

Are You Underestimating Your Team’s Capabilities

In a recent ad for National Down Syndrome Day, actress and model Madison Tevlin delivered a truly powerful message.

The ad highlighted how limiting assumptions can prevent people from achieving their full potential, whether they have Down Syndrome or not.

This message extends far beyond individuals with disabilities. It’s a message we should all apply to how we lead and interact with our teams.

As leaders, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking of limitations in your team. When you believe in limitations (real or perceived), your team will internalize that belief. Their performance will suffer accordingly.

Instead of “they can’t,” try adopting a “maybe they can” mindset. Give your team the tools, resources, and support they need to try, even if there’s a chance of failure.

Key Takeaways

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Madison Tevlin’s advertisement (00:30)
  • The power of belief and expectations (01:16)
  • Don’t underestimate your team (01:48)
  • Mindset shift as a catalyst for change (02:58)

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