DB10, Part 1 - Barnes - 1 Group One, Forum Ten Douglas...

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1 Group One, Forum Ten Douglas Barnes Liberty University Know Your Strengths This paper explains the value of learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses. De Nijs (2006) states that “great leadership begins by knowing and leveraging strengths and weaknesses” (p. 48). Genesis 30:25 gives the story of Jacob and Laban, where Jacob learned that through selective grouping, he could breed sheep to have spots. He also knew Laban stole his sheep unless they had spots, because Laban believed spotted sheep were weak. Jacob then bred his sheep to have spots (New International Version). Clifton and Nelson (1992) assert that “admitting weak areas is an act of courage and growth” (p. 89). The concept of learning about one’s strengths and weaknesses relates to the maintenance of golf course grass. Moore (n.d.) explains that prolonged periods of heat stresses golf course grass and “brings out whatever strengths and weaknesses exist on the course” (p. 4). He concludes that golf course managers need to assess the damage, and repair sprinklers and
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