Use your Strengths

The Leadership Workout: Know your Strengths

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability

I’ve noticed when conducting job interviews that candidates have particular trouble answering questions related to their strengths and weaknesses. One question I ask is extremely straightforward: What feedback has a supervisor recently provided to you (for example, at your last formal evaluation) about your strengths, as well as your areas for improvement? If a candidate has trouble answering this, I …

The Leadership Workout: Getting Started

Jené Kapela Develop your leadership ability

Successful leadership is a result of many different skills, attitudes and behaviors. Since these attributes can be learned, anyone can become more effective as a leader with practice and effort. Just as the muscles in our body grow stronger with exercise, our leadership ability improves the more we train it. Knowing this, it would make sense for everyone to incorporate …