Nurture but do not become an enabler. What is the difference between a nurturer and an enabler?
An enabler is someone who enables another person to continuously go down a path of wrong. They enable them to make the same decision many times even when it comes to a negative conclusion. You are always bailing someone out and not allowing them to develop skills on their own.
A nurturer is someone who has care giving tendencies. They know when to push someone in a positive direction but also don't enable people to constantly go down a negative path. A nurturer challenges.
Whilst these meanings are not the exact definition of the words, these definitions reflect positively in a teamwork sense. Your job as a leader is to nurture your clients and coworkers to be the best they can be. Challenge them to be the best they can be and challenge them to do things differently.
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