Leaders work on weaknesses

Education systems and upbringing tend to encourage us to identify what we excel at and then to work on that. We become more specialized, more focused. Along the way, it is easy to forget about, or totally overlook, our weaknesses. It is, perhaps, human nature to accentuate the positive, after all.

What you are perceived to be bad at is quickly identified and ingrained. A joke is made of your ineptitude at basic math. You are deemed a geek rather than being arty. You are a practical person rather than a thinker. All of these conclusions may be correct, but . . .

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