Cultivating Strengths in Leadership: Planting Seeds for Future Success

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett

When others see their leaders nurturing and promoting what they do, it inspires them to do the same. When it comes to your strengths, it is best to put your strongest qualities to work for you!

  1. Identify your strengths, name them, concentrate on them, and develop them. If you haven’t taken the time to identify your strengths, consider taking the Gallup Strengths test. Knowing them will place you in a position to then discuss and concentrate on them with your own mentors and peers. 
  2. Don’t compare yourself with others. Consider how you can grow yourself from being around others who are different or who demonstrate different strengths. Finding ways to learn from others will inspire your people to approach others the same way.
  3. Focusing on your strengths puts you in a position to focus on the strengths of others. One of the greatest values of a work community is the ability to offer up different perspectives, talents, and skills to accomplish jobs successfully. When work is on-going, providing feedback and growth opportunities for yourself and others allows you all to grow to better the workplace environment as a whole. 

As you lean into your own strengths, it encourages others to do the same!