I enjoyed Markus Buckingham's Truth About You. However, wondering if there are any insights to the concept of focusing on Strengths and Weaknesses only in your self evaluation process. Markus has a lot of writing under his belt and has sold many copies, but, if someone's strength is art, or at least if someone feels great after doing something artistic, how realistic is it for someone to focus on art or whatever their strength is if there is little chance of making a living at it.
What I mean here is lets say someone gets really jazzed about being artistic, they feel great about it, it would be a strength according to our author. However, they have relatively little appeal, and they work at it, and it bears no fruit.
I think what he says for instance about being part of a team is just spot on. Everyone on a team has a talent they bring to the table. Yet with sports, each team needs different skills to win games. In the past couple of decades businesses have downsized, rightsized and reengineered themselves where individuals in the work place multitask. So, they end up doing things they are both strong and weak at, just to get, keep and move up within a company or a selected career. How would strengths and weaknesses evaluation be played to here? What would someones strategy be to make sure that they play to their stregnths while minimizing the effects of their weaknesses?