We all have natural strengths—our “go to” way for getting things done. Using and nurturing them is a fundamental part of who we are. But sometimes, they are so ingrained, we’re unaware of how we overuse them and the impact that has on others.
We grow accustomed to using our strengths at a certain level. Then, without even realizing it, we rely on those strengths even more—especially during times of stress. We turn up the volume bit by bit, making it less likely to achieve the results we want, and possibly risking relationships along the way.
Sometimes, we get so use to applying our strengths to solve big problems, we fly on autopilot instead of evaluating each situation as something different. Take the time to get your strengths at the right volume so that every situation can receive the careful consideration it needs.
Unconscious biases are hard to identify, much less know their true impact. Before you can take steps to operate more fairly and effectively at work, you need to get your bearings. Download our latest guide: Seven Misconceptions About Unconscious Bias.