Sun Tzu

The Paradox of Expertise

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Strength vs. Weakness: Bill Taylor, the founding editor of FastCompany Magazine, spoke at a recent conference I attended (Milestones in Leadership) and mentioned this conundrum of being “locked-in” by your expertise. I have noted the same issue in several other ways — “Your strength is your weakness” and/or “A strength overused is a weakness.” There were more “gems” at this conference, and …