If the case for the notion that strengths-based coaching is a weakening agent has ever crossed a business leader’s mind, leadership consultant and author Evan Hackel cautions that leader to think again.
It’s no secret that everyone has their weaknesses, but in today’s fast-paced marketplace, can anyone afford to devote a significant amount of time and energy on turning someone’s weakness into a strength?
Not really, said Hackel, CEO of Tortal Training. One of his strengths, as gleaned by Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0, is ideation, so it makes sense to him to spend a good deal of his time in that space. “If I look at my weaknesses, it makes no sense to try and make me good at those things,” he said. “It would frustrate me.”
Via David Hain