Have you ever read anything about the field of Positive Psychology?
It shows that “happy people are those that have discovered their unique strengths and use those strengths and virtues for a purpose that is greater than their own personal goals”.
We all may have had a certain strength that is so natural that we may not even consider them strengths.
Think about a time in your life when you know that you were performing at your best.
What qualities enabled you to perform like that?
Here is my example.
My Strength — I can connect with people easily.
I’ve come to realize that as a manager of a team, I am able to form a trusting relationship with an employee who reports to me.
I didn’t realize this was a strength until it was pointed out to me by my own manager.
On the flip side, my strength can easily become a weakness.
Here is how.
As a manager, I need to keep in mind that if an employee feels too comfortable with me as their boss, this can cause a problem.
I have needed to learn to draw the line between being their manager and being their friend and this is not always an easy task.