December 9, 2014
Robert BradfordObviously, we'd all like to avoid having weaknesses, but let's face the truth: no matter how hard you try, or how much you pretend, every organization has weaknesses. Greatness never comes as the result of eliminating weaknesses for one simple reason: it's impossible. Beyond that simple fact, attempting to correct weaknesses can do more harm than good. Does your company have weaknesses that you're trying to correct? Do you have weaknesses that you're embracing instead of correcting? Please comment on our blog.

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Does focus on weaknesses help?

By Robert W. Bradford

Robert Bradford One of the most vexing issues encountered in strategic planning is a focus on the negative, especially threats and weaknesses. Obviously, we'd all like to avoid having weaknesses, but let's face the truth: no matter how hard you try, or how much you pretend, every organization has weaknesses. Greatness never comes as the result of eliminating weaknesses for one simple reason: it's impossible. Beyond that simple fact, making corrective action beyond a certain point an inevitable waste of time, attempting to correct weaknesses can do more harm than good.

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