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Use Your Strengths in Solving Problems

Problems can be solved by using your strengths to overwhelm your weaknesses.

What are you good at? I don't me "pretty good" -- I mean what do you do that is consistently topnotch? What do you do that is so good that people are willing to pay you for it?
We all encounter problems. As leaders, people look to us to solve those problems or facilitate the solution of them. Some problems are easy (solving attendance problems can feel difficult, but the bottom line is that people must be to work on time or find someplace else to work...) and some are so difficult that they can't be solved, only managed (dealing with government regulations, reducing expenses without reducing staffing...).
How we solve our problems makes all the difference in the world.
Using our strengths puts us in an energized position of expertise and ability. We are much more likely to stick with the search for a solution until we find something that works.
Working from our weaknesses (can you remember…