Saturday, January 3, 2009

Do you play to your strengths?

It seems like a simple enough question. Let's look at a definition of strength:

strength - forte: an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
Many people translate that into "something you are good at doing." Not so, says Marcus Buckingham.
"—just because you're good at something doesn't mean it's a strength. If what you're doing completes you, it's a strength. If it depletes you, it's actually a weakness."
Something to think about.

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Warren said...

Great doodle! This really hits the nail on the head concerning strengths and weaknesses.

Lee said...

Warren: Glad you like it. Thanks for making the time to comment!

Craig D said...

Beware the Depletion Zone!

I speak from experience. :-(

Lee said...

Craig: Happy New year! And, agreed. Sorry that you've learned about it the hard way.