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Potential blind spots:Integrating differing viewpoints.Your compassion and listening skills have the effect of making your colleagues feel heard. Yet they may see that your actions don’t change in response to their suggestions. Try implementing a few of their ideas.Operating day-to-day.Your focus on higher-level strategy and relationship building probably overshadows your interest in the details of execution. Build processes and support systems (perhaps with the aid of a Harmonizer or a Producer) that keep you accountable.Forging personal relationships and remaining accessible.While you care deeply about providing for others, your colleagues may see your relationships as somewhat one-dimensional — that is, more student-to-teacher than peer-to-peer. Find opportunities to share more of yourself (your background and your thinking) so they can get to know you as a person.While you can improve in each of these areas, your natural or default style will resonate in certain work environments and fit less well in others. So you may want to seek out settings that play to your strengths, even as you work on areas for development to thrive in a broader range of contexts.You’re likely to thrive if:• Others in your organization feel a strong need to belong — for instance, a relatively young workforce who would benefit from your mentoring and guidance.• You work in an environment that expects and values a clearly defined, strongly held point ofview.• Your team needs a leader who can set a clear, deliberate path forward.• Your organization specializes in a narrow market or field that can benefit from your way of doing things.You may struggle if:• Your personal vision and perspective will be regularly challenged — for instance, if you join a group of established veterans who will test you as a rite of passage.• The situation requires a diverse group of individuals who can build on one another’s ideas to be successful.
WEEK 65• You are asked to adopt a methodology or approach that is unfamiliar or substantially different from your preferred way.Supplemental style: HARMONIZERYou have high standards for quality and prefer that everyone use the same playbook to ensurereliable, efficient operations. You also have a knack for finding the right people and creating an environment that facilitates coordination and execution. You are effective at spotting problems and using your network of relationships to call on outside experts to help solve them. Still, your focus on internal operations can limit your perspective and your ability to formulate unique ideas. Therefore, creating strategy may be difficult for you. Colleagues may

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