No one ever argues against the concept of leveraging complementary strengths. Yet few really do it. Why? Because it only really works if you believe that someone else’s strength offsets one of your own weaknesses. And only the most confident embrace their own weaknesses. Not you. Not after reading this. Find your area of relative weakness and partner with someone who has that as a relative strength.
You can figure out almost any situation by deciphering how people, plans and practices align around a shared purpose. Leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. If you don’t buy that or can’t do that, stop reading now. This article is not for you.