Yesterday, I talked about what to do when you think someone isn’t doing their best. It starts with you and extends to their mindsets.
People will not do their best work if they’re approaching it from a mindset of blame, justify, shame, or obligation. They’ll be coping and trying to do a good enough job to get a pass. Certainly not the environment for their best selves to shine.
Start by revealing what’s going on. Ask some powerful questions and be open and curious about what you’ll hear. When you start to have insights, look for what might be causing these mindsets. Are they demoralized? Are they empowered? Are they fearful of something or someone?
Start to resolve the problems leading to their mindsets, and you’ll start to create the conditions for them to do their best.
You’ve got this.