Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Teamwork and Leadership: Complimentarity

“ The most effective leaders know better than to try to be someone they are
not. Whenever they spot an opportunity, they reinvest in their strengths….
Leaders stay true to who they are – and then make sure they have the right
people around them. Those who surround themselves with similar personalities
will always be at a disadvantage in the long run to those who are secure enough
in themselves to enlist partners with complimentary strengths.”
Tom Rath and Barrie Conchie – Strengths Based Leadership

Consider the following questions:

What skills do you bring as a leader?
What are your strengths?
What blindspots are these strengths creating?
What complimentary strengths do you need to really be productive? What complimentary strengths does your team need?
Who do you want to enlist to boost your team and results?

Have a great week,


Jennifer Britton, CPCC, CHRP

Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley,2010)

Team Coaching Services

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