Your strengths are likely what got you hired. They’re how you shine and make things happen. Knowing your unique strengths enables you to apply yourself effectively in the situations where you can have the most influence and be the most helpful to your team. However, any strength, overdone or used without thought, can become a weakness. Rarely do we think about the ways that our strengths can get in the way of us being successful in a team. The reality is that every strength can have a downside. The idea is to find the goldilocks “just right” sweetspot for your expertise so that you are not limiting the engagement of the rest of the team. This gives your fellow team members the space and capacity to contribute fully.
Contributors: Jana Sanchez from Trebuchet Group