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Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream by Whitney Johnson

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7

INVENTORY YOUR STRENGTHS AND COMPETENCIES

What if one of your children came home from school with this report card:

Math: A

Geography: A+

Social Science: A

English: C

French: A

What would you think? What would you say?

During a presentation titled “Women at Their Best: Authentically Engaging Strengths for Maximal Contributions,” Laura Morgan Roberts, PhD, the lead author on a Harvard Business Review paper titled “How to Play to Your Strengths,” indicated that we will perfunctorily say “Good job” in math, geography, social science, and French but spend far more time trying to understand what caused the C in English and formulating a plan for improvement. “We will only see the C,” she says.

Is this true for you? It certainly is for me. Of ...

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