Effectiveness Best Practice: Build on individual strengths, not weaknesses
The common saying, “play to your strengths,” has been found in many studies to be true for highly successful leaders in all fields. Focus and build on your core strengths. A focus on fixing personal weaknesses is not the best use of time and effort. Start with an inventory of core strengths.
 Related Best Practices
- Strength Finder -Assessing Strengths of Leaders and Managers
- Effective Executive
- Focus for Success
- Key Elements of Business Success
- "Now, Discover Your Strengths", by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, 2001.
The author of this page is Terry Gardiner
Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.
His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.
Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.
Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".