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Vivek Gupta of Zensar Technologies: Beware of Hiring People Just Like You

Vivek Gupta of Zensar Technologies: Beware of Hiring People Just Like You | Strengths & Weaknesses | Scoop.it
The chief executive of a software services company said, “I want to hire people who are very different from me or better than me in certain areas so that one plus one equals more than two.”
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Some good points on playing to strengths - (1) recruit a diverse team where people aren't like you (2) don't manage activities, manage people and outcomes (so that you give them space to succeed in a way that plays to their strengths, not yours).

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Do what you're best at

Do what you're best at | Strengths & Weaknesses | Scoop.it
Exploring the statement in The Kingfisher Coaching Manifesto; 'Each and every day, do what you're best at. Play to your strengths and value other people for theirs. Everyone shines given the right lighting.' and asking whether you're doing what you're best at.
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Don’t be afraid to admit weakness | The Sunday Times

Don’t be afraid to admit weakness | The Sunday Times | Strengths & Weaknesses | Scoop.it
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I totally agree on the importance of playing to your strengths and managing weaknesses. This article only scratches the surface of what that actually means (this sits at the heart of a lot of the work I do) but still makes a very valid point!

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Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert

Scientists Debunk The Myth That 10,000 Hours Of Practice Makes You An Expert | Strengths & Weaknesses | Scoop.it
A theory Malcolm Gladwell popularized in Outliers--that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into an expert--probably isn't true, a new study says.
Ian Pettigrew's insight:

10,000 hours of practice does not make you an expert, it takes natural talent/strengths and practice.

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