One challenge that I run into when working with teams is a lack of appreciation for each other's unique talents. Sometimes it shows up as discounting someone's talent, or sometimes people just don't notice other's talents. Often the team is not capitalizing on all of the unique talents of team members.
If you see this issue, try this activity.
1) Ask individuals to think of someone they don't know who has a unique talent or skill they really admire. Have them share their examples with each other.
My example: I saw a piece on TV about the font designer and carver for the Martin Luther King monument inn Washington D.C. Both skills - designing a font and carving in granite - are amazing talents to me.
Discuss the idea that without even knowing someone, we can really admire their unique talent.
2) Ask them to think of someone at work or on the team who has a unique talent. Have them share.
My example: My colleague, David Hutchens writes in a very clever and engaging style.
Discuss whether they have told the person that they admire their talent, and discuss the value of having that conversation.
3) Ask them to identify a unique talent that they have. Have them share. Discuss ways the team can make space for all the members unique talents.