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South China Morning Post – Leaders: Play to Your Strengths
Why do many companies encourage executives to focus on their weaknesses, when building their strengths is what makes a difference to the bottom line? “Leaders with extraordinary “spikes” in one or two areas can generate huge value – even if they are average at other skills”, writes Catherine Zhu, a consultant at Egon Zehnder, in SCMP. “For the leaders of tomorrow, my message is: identify your core strengths and invest heavily in cultivating them.” Instead of trying to acquire missing strengths, Zhu advises leaders to recruit team members who can compensate for their shortcomings.
Full story: Catherine Zhu: Play to your strengths in SCMP (31 January 2015)
Read further columns of Catherine Zhu in the South China Morning Post .