The Tap on The Shoulder

The Tap on The Shoulder

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

I have been part of a not-for-profit nationally for quite some time. It is extremely rewarding for me to have helped and continue to help so many step into their lives and their leadership.

One of the ways I do that is by doing what has been nicknamed “the tap.” It is a tap on the shoulder where I say to someone, “I see you could do this role. Have you thought about it yet?” The reflexive reaction so many have is to push back and tell me, “No.” And then there are the others who step up. Sometimes, that step up can take a year or more. Sometimes, it never comes.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes for the tap on the shoulder t work or if it works. It says to someone that you’ve noticed them and that they have greater potential.

Someone did it for me and it changed my life. Maybe the same is true for you.

Do it for someone else. It is one of the responsibilities of being an older professional.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

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