“My troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” ~Walt Disney
“Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach” – Rosabeth Moss Kantor
What if you could eliminate your greatest weakness? Public speaking, anger management, procrastination, etc. How would that improve you career and your life? You don’t get better at something by avoiding it, you get better at it by acknowledging it and coming up with a plan to work on it. Doing so is empowering and immediately begins mitigating the effects of the poor habit. But to tackle your absolute worst trait, I recommend you try this:
Don’t decide what you biggest weakness is yourself…..ask your staff
What we may think is the worst thing isn’t actually the most impactful weakness, and often we even hide our weaknesses from ourselves. Once you have a weakness to tackle, then start working on it:
Lessons – Are there classes you can take if it is a skill or behavior. Sign up for some. Isn’t the benefit of not having that weakness WELL WORTH the investment of time and possibly money?
Cameron Morrissey has a business career that spans over 20 years and includes Management positions in Fortune 500 companies, government organizations and small companies. Born and raised in Seattle and currently residing in Las Vegas. Catch his daily posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. Also check out his blog posts at: http://www.themanagersdiary.com