Weaknesses don’t make you weak

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We all have a weakness…or two. It’s not the weakness that makes you weak, though. It’s how you handle it that matters.

Here’s an simple process for responding to a weakness:

  1. Decline – Say no to low value, avoidable ones.
  2. Minimize – Delegate low value, unavoidable ones.
  3. Develop – Utilize training for high value, learnable ones.
  4. Maximize – Highlight high value ones by using the associated strength.

Every weakness has the opportunity to be a strength with the right actions.

Are you ready to tackle your weakness?


If you’re looking for a more in-depth explanation of this concept, I break each response down in my course, “Turning Weaknesses into Strengths” on LinkedIn Learning. You can find it at davecrenshaw.com/weakness.

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