Meekness is not weakness. It’s power under control. It’s ambition grounded with humility and lived out in confidence, not arrogance. Quiet and appropriate confidence is way more attractive than loud and outspoken arrogance.
So you have selected for talent, and you have defined the right outcomes. You have your people, and they have their goals. What should you do now? What should you do to speed each person’s progress toward performance? Great managers would offer you this advice: Focus on each person’s strengths, and manage around his weaknesses. […]
They do not believe that a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help a person overcome his weaknesses. Great managers put you in a position where your weaknesses are strengths.