This is an interesting article from Harvard this morning. Can you identify with Carlos? He strikes me, among other things, as a perfectionist, that dual asset/liability with which many of us deal. Leadership and management
Excerpt: That’s why Carlos — like many of us — has a heightened sensitivity, almost a desperate fear, of being sucked into activities outside his strengths. We all should. Otherwise we will be drawn into mediocrity, where we don’t do ourselves — or our organizations — any good.
But it’s deeper than that. People who are great at something often don’t know exactly where their greatness comes from. They have a sense that it’s bigger than they are. And with that sense comes a fear that the magic is ephemeral and if they distract themselves it will disappear. That fear is legitimate.
Read full article via Defend Your Sweet Spot – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review.