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One of the core tenets in leadership is to allow innovation, growth, and talent to flourish in your people. The best way to do that as a leader is to continually seek out barriers that prevent your people from performing at their peak.

We have all heard that a great leader knows their people – their strengths and weaknesses, desires and goals. But even more than that, a great leader knows what their people have to work with, through, around, and against. Many times that comes from internal variables within the employee – confidence, vision, belief, unknown talent or skills. And at other times those barriers come from external forces – policy, training barriers, physical barriers, technical issues, and so on. Even culture can play a major role in being a barrier to employee growth and performance.

As a leader, you need to understand your business and your people so well…

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