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Before we get to any discussion of your greatest weakness, I think it’s actually more important to take a look at an inventory of your strengths. Why, you ask? Drawing on past experience, I find that quite often it’s our perceived strengths that become our greatest weaknesses. A strength overused becomes a weakness. In the words of Marshall Goldsmith, "what got you here, won't get you there".

There are several great assessments that help you to take stock of your strengths and determine what, if any, blind spots you may be operating with. It's important to note that blind spots have frequently led to the career derailment of people with the very best of knowledge, skills and abilities. I'm talking about people with incredibly high potential that eventually goes unrecognized due to what could be referred to as a fatal flaw. The toll on those individuals, and the organizations they've worked for, is incredible and for the most part avoidable.