What Can Be Gained from Internalizing One’s Strengths

There are two interrelated ways to bring one’s view of oneself in line with the more favorable view held by others. Both accrue significant gains for those willing to add them to their behavioral profile. First, temper strengths that have been overplayed. And second, build up skills that have been underplayed. It is a matter of having executives stop worrying so much about the things that they are already good at and transfer the excess emotional energy to where it is needed, from the strong side to the weak side.

Strengths Are Tempered

What are taken to be weaknesses are many times the effects of overdoing strengths. In these cases, if the managers could learn to recognize the extent of their ...

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