How should Customer Success leaders balance the skills within the team? - SmartKarrot l Customer Success Software
Episode 32 00:58 May 25, 2023
How should Customer Success leaders balance the skills within the team?

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Focus more on strengths and let people do more of what they are good at. For people not great at something, try and bring someone else in that is really good at it. And then they can learn from the experts.



How should leaders balance the skills in the team? Because not every person can have all the skills that a CS role needs. So, how do they balance it across the team.

Niki Clarke

Yeah, good question. I always find that people excel more if you focus on their strengths.

Once you’ve identified the strengths, it’s kind of… elevating those people to kind of do those things that elevate those strengths more and trying to find that balance and like, ‘Hey, this person’s good at this, so let’s get them doing that more’.

Then you see people gradually learn without you kind of going, ‘Oh, you’re not really good at this. So, we’re just gonna take you off the project’. It’s more let’s bring someone in that can help you that’s really good at this. And then you can kind of see how, and they can lead the way.

Like I said, it would be an education forever if we had to try and make all our weaknesses our strengths.

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