Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.
Despite what you may be tempted to say in job interviews, you have weaknesses.
In real life, it’s important to acknowledge the things you aren’t good at. Once you’ve taken that hard look in the mirror, here are three things you can do about what you see:
Get better. If your job includes areas you’re not strong in, work hard to improve. Get a mentor, ask for stretch assignments, or take a class.
Delegate. Play to your strengths. Find a subordinate, a peer, or a contractor who can do the things you’re not great at.
Move on. If neither of the above work, it’s time to look for a new job. There is no use staying in a position where you always need to hide or mitigate your weaknesses.
Today’s Management Tip was adapted from “What Are You Not Good At?” by Jodi Glickman.
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