What’s your problem? I’m serious. What do you wish you could change about yourself? What is the complaint that you hear the most from those closest to you, your friends, co-workers, and family members? Are you too loud or too quiet, too hyperactive or too sedentary, too organized or too messy? You get the idea. So, what should you do? Most people think that they should find and fix their weaknesses. Unfortunately, this just leads to frustration and failure. Your weaknesses are actually the best clue to your strengths. Furthermore, building your strengths, not fixing your weaknesses, is your best strategy for success. This presentation will encourage you to become more of who you are, not to turn you into someone else. It’s about becoming more different and more unique, not more average and more mediocre. You will learn how to: Discover your distinctive strengths and weaknesses Frame your unique characteristics in a positive way Find situations that highlight your positive qualities Maximize your self-control Implement permanent procrastination
Dave Rendall is a speaker, author, leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and endurance athlete. During the last ten years he has spoken to hundreds of audiences throughout North America, Australia, Africa, Asia and South America. Prior to becoming a professor and speaker, he managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than fifteen years of experience leading people and organizations. David has a doctor of management degree as well as a graduate degree in psychology. His first book was The Four Factors of Effective Leadership. His second book is The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness.
Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqS0zSTlsM8