Leveraging My Strength
On Friday, Jamie Flinchbaugh had a great post about leveraging your strengths or developing your weaknesses. As he mentioned, there is no easy answer to this question.
I have been thinking about this exact question for the last few months. I am looking to change roles in order to gain more experience and knowledge about the business I’m in. I also want to exhibit how a change agent can “run the business” with the principles/concepts/tools I have been teaching for several years.
I have spent all of my professional life working in manufacturing. I have a true passion for seeing manufacturing surviving and being a foundational part of our country. I know I could go there and do very well. Staying in operations can give me more a of a platform and security to do other things to help promote manufacturing in the U.S. Plus, there is still plenty for me to learn about operations and manufacturing.
Yet, I still have a desire to learn about areas of the business outside of operations in order to grow and expand my knowledge.
My wife helped me see that when I have ventured out of operations/manufacturing that I haven’t been as happy as when I was in operations/manufacturing……..so far.
In my case, it seems to be more beneficial to leverage my strength than develop my weaknesses.