Dealing with weaknesses
Yesterday we talked about strengths and weaknesses. We noted that working in your area of strength gives you energy and motivation while working in an area of weakness drains them.
Today we’ll look at three strategies for working in your area of weakness.
Strategy 1: Rely on your team
Having a leadership team is critical. That team should include people with a variety of skillsets. Distributing power and letting other’s take the lead allows each person to work in their areas of strength.
Strategy 2: Delegate or ask for help
It may make more sense, from a resource perspective, to have someone else do the work in the area that is your weakness. This also allows you to hep build leadership skills in someone else, thereby increasing the overall leadership capacity within your organization.
Strategy 3: Energize yourself first
Working in your area of weakness will drain you, so why not give yourself some extra energy on the front end. Before tackling something that will be very difficult for you, invest some time doing something you are good at and for which you will be able to see immediate results. This will give you some extra motivation and energy to spend on that difficult task.
Incidentally, I am using strategy three as I write this. I’ve got a challenge area to work on this afternoon, so writing about leadership is a way for me to energize and build a sense of accomplishment before struggling through the hard task later.
Do good and be well,
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