Chapter 3. Learning to Play to Your Strengths

SINCE EXECUTIVE SKILLS are relatively unchangeable, the greatest opportunity is to leverage those that are your strongest. Despite what might be stated, common practice in many businesses is that people should work to improve their weaknesses or shortcomings. Just the opposite should be done. Once you identify your strongest inherent Executive Skills, you can and should capitalize on those strengths, while supplementing or working around those that are your greatest weaknesses, which we detail in Chapter 4.

Now that you know your strongest and weakest Executive Skills, you might better understand why you do well in some situations and not in others. One reason could be that your boss, department, or ...

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