Five tool player, what does this mean, in baseball, one having these abilities are often referred to have a five tool player.
Ability to hit for average
Ability to hit for power
Good base running skills and speed
A strong and accurate throwing arm
Good fielding skills
The reason I’m using this baseball analogy, illustrate ones performance which stands out above the rest. So, in the business environment one never knows or can predict the diamond in the rough. It’s starts at the interview and not by the things written down on the application. I believe, it’s through the questions asked and their ability to answer honestly and without prejudice. And if they meet or excesses your expectations, the next step is to call their previous employment and the process begins. I’m a firm believer in growing from within, what does that mean? An employee can start off washing cars and then running the business, growing from within. I use this topic to nurture your eagles and feed them well, because every good business starts off with great employees’. Your eagles, are the diamonds in the rough, you know who they are and the many abilities they possess.
The five tool players of business, Hard Worker– always goes the extra mile, doesn’t give up easily, self- motivated, interested in feedback and development. Challenger- always has a different view of the world, understands the client’s business, loves to debate, pushes the client in the correct manner. Relationship Builder- builds strong client advocates, generous in giving time to help others, gets along with everyone. Lone Wolf– follows own instincts, self-assured, independent. Problem Solver- reliably responds, ensures that all issues are solved, detail oriented.
These are the diamonds we seek to grow and build, creating the diamonds we truly know are there.