As a leader, part of your responsibilities is to look for opportunities for your people. But what is the employee's responsibility in this scenario?
Bill looks at it as a partnership. It's equal parts, a yin, and yang. If it's not equal parts, it's not a recipe for long-term success. If you are looking for opportunities for your people, your people need to want it too.
There should be a driving force and that driving force has to come from them. When you're the CEO of your career, you're the only person who can make the call on what's right for you.
Your people have to be in the driver's seat. You're there to play that Yang to their Yin, but they have to drive.
It's also your role as a leader to sometimes push, open up the door, and let them see the other side. If you can open up that door for them, let them see all that they are capable of. Let them see all that they could achieve and nurture them down that path. When you do this, really amazing things can also happen.
If an individual is coming into this with some emotional baggage from how they've been treated in prior companies where this was not even entertained, they're not going to be in a position to take full control and just flip the switch.
So you should focus on the questions. Don't tell people what to do. Ask them questions about their strengths or where they lose track of their time.
Those are all clues. And if they don't have answers for them, you can facilitate them transitioning and taking that ownership regardless of what kind of environment they've experienced in the past and what kind of baggage they might be carrying.