Are Your Strengths Just Buzzwords?
What has surprised me is that we have such a hard time accepting and introducing our strengths and why some call them just buzzwords. At the same time we see our weaknesses as real and easy to accept.
Tom Peters, who has written so many great things about management put this on Twitter: “If I see the term soft skills again I’m going to barf. Those are the HARD SKILLS – those that effectuate results”. Is it really these that some call buzzwords – things that makes such a profound impact on our results and reputation? It’s time to think again.
Bet on your strengths. It’s an underrated business strategy in a world where so many people are obsessed with fixing their weaknesses. You need to map your reputation and professional DNA so you can use it in the best way.