Don’t fear weakness. We all have at least one. Why? Because everything in life is a trade. We trade learning X for learning Y, practicing X for practicing Y, perfecting X for perfecting Y. The key question is this: What is the vision for the trades you’re making? Being called well rounded is not necessarily a commendation, but rather an indication of making multidirectional trades. Ask yourself: Would you rather be the best at one thing or average at everything? Teams—not necessarily individuals—should be well rounded. Teams’ diverse strengths negate individual weaknesses, so staff your weaknesses and trust the strengths of your teammates.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States