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Find Your Superpower Through IDEO U

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: Decisiveness


Deciders have the strength to make trade-offs that leave others agonizing. With confidence and speed, they break down the choices, weigh each one, and make the call. Deciders opt for pragmatism over perfectionism, because they know there’s no ideal answer. They can help the team summon the bravery to make a choice—and feel OK about it afterward.

Collaboration Tips

  • Tap a Decider when you’re having a hard time choosing between two seemingly good options. They offer a good counterbalance to Systems Thinkers and Empathizers, who can see all the implications and angles of a situation and may get stuck as a result.
  • Deciders come to conclusions quickly. But that doesn’t make their decisions rash or impulsive; they’ve simply developed a repeatable formula that combines smart analysis, applied experience, and great instincts.

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.

On-Demand Classes:

Hello Design Thinking

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(Now in Spanish)


Power of Purpose

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Unlocking Creativity

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From Superpowers to Great Teams

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Upcoming Courses:

Human-Centered Service Design

Starts January 16


Designing a Business

Starts November 7


Designing for Change

Starts November 7


Leading for Creativity

Starts November 7


From Ideas to Action

Starts November 7


Insights for Innovation

Starts January 16


Storytelling for Influence

Starts January 16