Ok, class…today is “Get Your Ego Out of the Way Day.”
This simple exercise is for your eyes only.
List 5 skills you’re not good at, your five greatest weaknesses. It could be giving bad news, accepting praise, patience…anything.
Now, list the 5 work skills or tasks you don’t do well. How about handling details, creating a website or manual labor?
Look at the 2 lists; are there connections? You don’t like confrontations or conflict so you’re not good at having difficult conversations in the workplace…connections like that.
Now, here’s what you have: In the first list you have the areas you need to work on for the next 6 months. Pick one area and work on it for 4-5 weeks; then go on to the second issue on the list. Even if you get a little better at each one by the end of 6 months you’ll have made progress in all the areas and, overall, you’ll be more effective and efficient.
The second list is your delegation list. Start looking around for people who are good at what you’re not good at. Now, start handing off tasks or trading tasks, because they might not be good at areas in which you excel.
Ya gotta keep learning and moving. If you don’t you’re dead.