Patrick Lencioni and the Table Group have created a model called the Working Genius. It breaks all work down into six essential elements:
- Wonder: Identifies the need for improvement or change
- Invention: Confirms the importance of that need, and generates an idea or solution
- Discernment: Assesses the merit and feasibility of the idea or solution
- Galvanization: Generates enthusiasm and action around the idea or solution
- Enablement: Agrees to support and assist the implementation of the idea or solution
- Tenacity: Commits to ensuring that the idea or solution gets completed and that the results are achieved
All work requires each of these six elements. One is not more important than another.
Understanding each team member’s geniuses and working frustrations, and the composite map of the entire team is a powerful tool to unlock their full potential.
And that’s what we are responsible for as leaders and managers of people.
This is equivalent to the concept popularized by Jim Collins of getting people on the “right seats on the bus.”
I’ve facilitated the Working Genius assessment with several teams, who have found it to be enjoyable and very useful in their team dynamics.
If you’d like to have TVC facilitate a Working Genius workshop, let me know and I would be happy to discuss what that would entail.
For your success,
s. This is one of many good tools that TVC uses to help you optimize team performance.