Manager…What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?
In managing employees, you role is to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team members. The more you know about them, the more you can coach them to higher performance. High performance employees are usually satisfied employees. So how do you go about creating the ideal work environment to create high performing employees…given your strengths and weaknesses?
You need to be honest about your own strengths and weaknesses.
If you resisted the thought of evaluating yourself, it’s really to your benefit to do so. The more you know about yourself, the more you can manage your behaviors, learn new skills or hire the right talent to handle areas you are not as skilled in.
“Manager Know Thyself: Identifying your Strengths and Weaknesses for Better or Worse” by Douglas Paul on FastCompany.com:
One of the hardest things to do in life is to be completely honest with yourself about yourself. It requires total truthfulness about strengths and weakness regardless of how those revelations make us feel about ourselves.
When you know yourself, you source talent that adds to the team’s strength. The more you see yourself as part of the team’s dynamics, you recognize that your strengths and weaknesses are part of the success of the group. We have control over the choices we make. If you choose to be a stronger manager, you first have to know what you currently bring to the role and then respond accordingly to enhance your abilities or find the right talent to build a strong team.
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