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Identifying My own strengths

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.(Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic)

IN THE PREVIOUS TWO CHAPTERS we explained what a strengths focus is and why it’s important, and we also presented the mindset of a strengths-focused leader. In this chapter we’ll invite you to think about what your strengths are, those things you do really well and feel energised by when you do them. You may have already begun to do this.

Similarly, you may have already pinpointed some of your weaknesses, those things that drain you when you do them and that you don’t excel at.

By the end of this chapter you will be clear about the ...

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