“From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to our shortcomings than to our strengths.”
SUMMARY: The book unpacks 34 key strengths, helps you identify your core strengths, and makes a compelling argument for why you should focus your efforts in the direction of your talents and strengths.
1. Keep your focus on your strengths as this is where you have the most potential and natural talent – developing your skills in this direction can lead you to mastery.
2. Manage your weaknesses, so that they are not the cause of downfall, but don’t obsess about having to perfect areas you are weak at when you could be using that energy to get really good at something more natural for you.
3. Collaborate with people who complement your strengths and weaknesses – someone who is strong in your area of weakness is a great balance for your team, and together you have the best of both skills!
READ IF: You would like to know yourself better in terms of personality and talents, and if you are looking for strategies to reach excellence.