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The One Thing You Need to Know: 5 Ways to Leverage the Strengths of Your Team

“What are your top 5 ways to leverage strengths within a team?” – Ashley, from Urbana, IA.

Knowing your own strengths is the first step to leveraging the strengths of your team. Click To Tweet

There are many ways to leverage strengths within your team – but knowing your strengths and the strengths of those around you is the best way to start.

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  1. Marcus January 23, 2018 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    Thanks Marcus, just what I needed right now!

  2. Mary Hayes January 23, 2018 at 8:14 AM - Reply

    One of the hardest things for me to do is to share where I might need help. I think this stems from the belief that I was hired to do a job and if I cannot complete something it might reflect poorly on me. But what I have realized is that sometimes there are problems that can only be solved with the help of others. Leaning on others is important because they might be strong in an area that weakens you. Having a conversation with your team leader is often times a discussion about how we can be stronger together.

  3. Lovely One January 24, 2018 at 6:05 AM - Reply

    I have an employee who seems to be disconnected between what she thinks she can do well and what she actually does well. What she lists as her strengths actually presents as one of her weaknesses. How do I manage a conversation around that?

    • Meredith Bohling January 26, 2018 at 1:31 PM - Reply

      That is an amazing question! I’m going to submit it for a potential One Thing You Need to Know episode. That definitely deserves it’s own post.

  4. Jay August 28, 2018 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    There are 11 places named Urbana in America.

  5. Rui J Teixeira January 14, 2020 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    Love this video! I got some practical tips!

  6. Chris Anthony January 21, 2020 at 12:49 PM - Reply

    When I used to work for a company that used ‘teamspace’ and ‘Standout’, those questions were quite useful to understand how one would play out their strength. This allowed me to assign projects that aligns to their strength, the result was a win/win all the time. I was able to turn around a low performer through targeted strength based assignment. Thank you, MB for your inspirational work in the field.

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