165. Overdone Strengths

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Ep. 165 – In this episode of The Manager Track Podcast, host Ramona Shaw discusses the concept of ‘Overdone Strengths’ and how it impacts leadership effectiveness. She offers insights on why it’s critical to understand this concept for self-awareness and leadership development, provides concrete examples, and shares some strategies for recognizing and managing those overdone strengths.


  • Reflect on your own strengths and assess if any might be overdone.
  • Consider scheduling a strategy call with Ramona Shaw for guidance.
  • Remember the APS method for leadership development: Awareness, Principles, System.
  • Solicit feedback from colleagues or managers to uncover any overdone strengths.

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[00:00] Introduction to Episode 165: Overdone Strengths

[00:50] Concept Explanation: What is an Overdone Strength?

[01:44] Analogy Explanation: Music Volume and Overdone Strengths

[03:15] Overdone Strengths: Why it’s Hard to Identify and its Effects on Leadership

[04:06] Perception Differences: How Overdone Strengths are Received by Others

[05:14] Importance of Increasing Self-Awareness in Leadership Development

[05:54] Balancing Overdone Strengths: Competitive and Supportive Leadership Traits

[07:24] Exploring Examples: Adaptable Leadership and Supportive Leadership

[12:25] Personal Case Study: Overdoing Quick Decision-Making

[14:17] Wrapping up: Scheduling Strategy Call and Overview of the APS Method for Leadership Development

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