I've enjoyed be able to watch sporting events again, and have marveled at how some of the lesser talented teams (at least on paper) are doing so well. Who would have guessed the Miami Heat would make the NBA finals? The Cleveland Indians, with one of the lowest payrolls in all of baseball, would make it to the MLB playoffs? There are certainly more examples but the point is clear.
The answer - the coaches of those teams understand the personnel that they have, and they design game plans that play off of their strengths. It's a good reminder to all of us that lead a team, that we need to acknowledge our teams abilities and put them (and ultimately all of us!) in a position to succeed.
As we plan for the upcoming year of events for our chapter, the challenge is how to make the most of some difficult circumstances and rely on some of our talented team members to pull us forward. We really enjoyed having our monthly face to face meetings in the past, but now we still have to serve our members and bring quality content in a different way.
If you're on a team, any team, have you communicated with your leader about what you could "bring to the table" to the benefit of all? What about a relationship? You have plenty of good qualities to contribute, so don't lose sight of that.
Maybe the biggest challenge for all of us is to realistically know our strengths, yet know that we have to work on some other areas that may not be as positive. By not losing sight of this challenge, we can contribute more to our "teams" both now, and in the future. And as leaders, we have to point our "players" in the right direction for growth, which ultimately serves them both professionally and personally. Consider it a "win-win!"