Hiding your weaknesses may save your job but it’s your strengths that will secure your future, says Paul Brewerton.
Times remain tough for all of us. Uncertainty is prevalent in all sectors when it comes to continuity of employment and opportunities for work elsewhere. So there is a tendency for us to keep our heads down, to “keep calm and carry on”, in the hope of holding on to our jobs. From a developmental perspective, we may even proactively seek to deal with our most noticeable weaknesses to avoid being singled out in restructuring or redundancies.