It’s human nature to focus on what we do well and then to ignore or postpone working on what does not come as naturally.
A good manager must fight that instinct, understand what key leadership or management attributes they may lack, and either develop those skills or hire them onto the team.
Every staff member needs to face their own shortcomings — solicit your manager’s feedback for their perceptions and suggestions for improvement.
- Can you identify your most obvious shortcomings on the job?
- What are you doing to fill the gaps?
Download a simple “Personal SWOT Analysis Worksheet” (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) that can help you identify your shortcomings, and take advantage of opportunities.
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