Some people say you should ignore your weaknesses and develop your strengths.

As a leader, that makes sense.

Know where your weaknesses exist and then hire people that can do what you can’t.

Maybe you are a dreamer, but forget about the details.

Maybe you drive results, but are terrible showing that you care.

The key is to surround yourself with others who are great at where you are weak. If you create a team that is just like you, not only is that selfish, the lack of diversity leaves you open to failure.

After all, if everyone thinks, talks, and behaves the same way, how can you ever prepare for what you can’t already see?

The first step is to understand what your strengths really are. This free tool helps.

My top 5 strengths:

  • creativity
  • love of learning
  • love
  • spirituality
  • humor

This means if I weave these strengths into my work I’ll be happier, more satisfied, and create more value for those I serve.

It also means that you just improved your emotional intelligence because you are a bit more self-aware.

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