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Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson

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7Get in the Weight Room

Identify and Leverage Your Strengths

YOU KNOW THE ADVICE pretty well by now. If you want to get in phenomenal physical shape, you have to cross-train and work on all aspects of your fitness. It’s not enough to log five miles a day if you’re a runner; you also should be lifting weights and stretching to keep your body at peak performance levels. The same is true of your leadership development “work out.” If all you do is work on your developmental challenges, you’ll ignore the biggest asset you have as a leader: your strengths. If you want to take your game to a new level, you have to identify and leverage what you do best. Think of your strengths as your core—you need to keep it strong because it enables everything else ...

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