College of Human Resources - YOU!
Before today I would have thought that my greatest asset was being able to get along with people from very different and diverse backgrounds. After doing the strengthfinder 2.0 and discussing them in our sessions today I don’t believe that anyone has only one great asset to offer. I believe that many people do not truly know what are their TRUE strengths or weakness, and usually mistake or flip-flop the two around. I think all of my top 5 strengths listed in the strengthfinder 2.0 results are great assets. For example Ideation is great because sometimes you have people that are the DOERS and not the THINKERS. Giving someone a ton of ideas, no matter how random or weird they may seem, helps someone figure out how and where to start. Also Inclusion is great because it means that people like me want to make sure everyone is involved and that no one gets left sitting on the sidelines feeling lonely and ignored. One of the speakers today made a comment that I really liked and agreed with, which was about working with his brothers because their weaknesses were his strengths and his strengths were there weaknesses. It was neat and very interesting to see how they all seemed to balance each other out. In that example each person’s greatest asset would have been all of their weaknesses and all of their strengths. In the end as long as you aren’t afraid to admit defeat, aren’t afraid to fall face first, and at least have the courage to try something even though you’re scared you have a great asset that anyone would appreciate.
Marc- Knowing your strengths will help you greatly in your leadership role at DMACC and beyond. Thank you for spending a week with us at LIU and for your input in class discussions. Continue to share what you've learned with others on campus. Keep the momentum going!