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The Practical Drucker by William A. Cohen

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CHAPTER  |  THIRTY-NINE

You Must Know Your Strengths

Most people think they know their own strengths, but they are almost invariably wrong. This assertion of Peter Drucker's is of critical importance because a person builds great performance on his or her strengths, not by avoiding weaknesses or working to improve areas that are weak. Any individual will always have faults, even the most effective and successful among us. But if you focus on avoiding faults to such an extent that you ignore your strengths and their development, you will be making a major mistake.

History is replete with individuals who made major contributions at critical times, yet had weaknesses that we might wish they did not have. Winston Churchill was a great wartime leader ...

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