What Are You Good At and With What Do You Need Help?
Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, authors of “Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow,” argue that the most successful teams possess a wide range of strengths, and allow employees to use what they excel at, rather than dictate how they contribute.
Where among the four broad categories that Rath and Conchie have identified do your strengths lie?
- Are you an executor? One who manages time well, is highly focused and a real do-er?
- Are you an influencer? One who naturally motivate and engage others, and is comfortable standing up and taking the lead?
- Maybe you’re a relationship builder, someone who prefers working with others toward a common goal, enjoys spotting links between people, projects, goals or organizations?
- Or could you be a strategic thinker – highly analytical and creative, with a preference for working with high-level ideas.