Your Superpower is your contribution, the role that you’re put on this Earth to fill. It’s what you do better than anyone else.
Everyone has unique strengths – those things that come effortlessly and naturally to you. From Superpowers to Great Teams, a new online class offered by IDEO U in partnership with SYPartners, guides learners through a discovery process to identify their unique strengths—called Superpowers—and learn to amplify them.
Drawing from the archetypes and attributes of effective leaders, these superpowers range from empathy—a strong ability to understand the needs of others—to systems building—understanding all of the pieces of a process—to creative thinking, grit, and decisiveness, among others. Tapping into your superpower will not only help you to bring your best self to work, it will allow you to create the conditions for the people around you to thrive. Knowing yourself and how you relate to others is key to building strong relationships, great teams, and thriving organizations.
Superpower: Creative Thinking
Creative Thinkers relish the sight of a blank piece of paper. That’s because they can see what’s not yet real. And then make it real. They find inspiration in unexpected places and make connections between seemingly unrelated things. They’re the people the team relies on to solve problems in clever, original ways.
- Ask Creative Thinkers to explain their thought process when presenting an idea to better understand where they’re coming from, which may be a different angle than yours.
- Be willing to take a leap of faith with them. Some of the most valuable ideas are the ones that sound a little crazy at first.
Identify your superpower, build stronger work relationships, and learn how to set the conditions for thriving, collaborative teams in our new class, From Superpowers to Great Teams.