Dozens of studies have documented actual ROI in key performance indicators for organizations that encourage managers to intentionally provide opportunities for people to do what they do best.
By playing to your strengths, by focusing on activities that make you feel strong, you will have an easier time mitigating the effect of stuff that drains you.
Get a jump of 2013. You have a native genius, we all do. But that natural ability gets bruised and bullied by the urgencies of running a business. A 90-minute StandOut debriefing session will help you refocus on activities that make you feel strong.
You want to form a very effective team – who would you select? A group of random generalists who will try as hard as they can to do whatever it is you want them to do? Or – A group of individuals who have demonstrated expertise in the various elements of the task at hand?
The key to this whole strengths thing is to look for ways to add activities to your calendar that make you feel strong. Don’t wait for them to happen, make them happen.