Professional Growth

Five Skills All Managers Need

What would be your own self-assessment? How might you and others on your team benefit from development across the five domains? In our coaching practice, we’ve found that all managers—even experienced managers—have weaknesses and vulnerabilities across these domains that can benefit from on-the-job practice and training.

Too Much of a Good Thing

We get caught in this logical fallacy at work when we think we should discover and maximize our “natural” strengths and then turn our “weaknesses” into strengths. It’s true that some weaknesses are weaknesses; you may struggle to tell a succinct or clear story to your colleagues–and that has real, sometimes dire consequences. But there is almost always some counterbalancing reason for that weakness.