I’m a terrible manager.
Sometimes I don’t communicate with my team for days. Create new things without telling them. Give them incomplete instructions and leave them on their own.
It’s a weakness.
and it doesn’t matter.
Because I’m a great leader. I move fast. I inspire people to do their best work and I give them all the resources they need to do so. I can take people places they don’t believe themselves are possible.
It’s a strength.
During my daily strategy and coaching sessions I hear a lot about people’s weaknesses. They feel if they could just overcome them everything would be better. The list is always far longer than their strengths.
But I always hear the gold nugget. The strength that can over power all the others and pave the road to success.
Author, Marcus Buckingham describes strengths as:
“Strengths are not activities you’re good at, they’re activities that strengthen you. A strength is an activity that before you’re doing it you look forward to doing it; while you’re doing it, time goes by quickly and you can concentrate; after you’ve done it, it seems to fulfil a need of yours.”
and everybody has at least one.
Cultivating it turns it into an unfair advantage.
Today, don’t focus on the negative constraints focus on the one thing that will consign them to irrelevancy.
What are your super powers? Your ability to move and connect with certain people.
What’s your story? That story you’ve repeated over and over but others never get sick of hearing it.
What’s your experience? The unique collection of experiences and body of work that no one can compete with.
Who’s your network? The people you know. The connections that can open doors that others cant see behind.
You have great it you.
Seek and you shall find.
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