These days, it is common to read about strengths-based approaches to leadership and development. The idea is to maximise the talents of the leader and concentrate on them, rather than focusing on their leadership weaknesses.
To pull my socks up after a defeat isn’t the only thing I’ve learned from my Literature teacher. She also taught me to love being rejected. That wasn’t her intention though. She was just doubtful about my potential.
Everybody likes to be helpful. Helpfulness is an admirable trait. It’s nice when people put aside their own concerns for the wellbeing of somebody else. In the workplace however, there are situations where your team members may be too helpful for their own good.