Strengths

I’ve been a member of a group of business owners for several years. Today was the first half of a leadership retreat that we’re doing at the Edward Lowe Foundation in southern Michigan. We took a break to watch the Colts lose in the last 5 minutes to the New England Patriots (a depressing result for us), then we took the Clifton Strengths Finder survey online.

It’s an interesting idea that we spend so much of our time trying to improve our weaknesses instead of increasing our strengths. The folks behind this website say that’s backwards and we would all be better off if we worked from our strengths instead. I accept that in principle, but it’s hard to break the habit of trying to be more well-rounded.