I’ve come across an excellent video blog on the Harvard Business Review’s website by David Roche, president of Hotels.com. He points out that people with strong advantages in the workplace might also have very strong weaknesses. He points to creativity specifically, which is very relevant to my own thoughts. I agree with David – tolerating individuals weaknesses often enable the more important strengths to shine through. I believe it would be a diservice to them and to the organizations they work for to prevent them from achieving their goals by not tolerating their weaknesses.
David Roche, you are my hero!