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.
Evangelizers are motivated by deep and pure belief, and that belief is infectious. They don’t try to sell anyone on anything. They simply tell great stories about what they love … and the next thing you know, people are lining up to have some of what they’re having. Evangelizers are great to bring in when the team needs to translate its work to a wider audience—especially an audience that may be skeptical.
- Evangelizers draw their strength and energy from belief. So, they can become impatient when the team’s own belief dims.
- Create opportunities for Evangelizers to get the word out early. Don’t come to them at the last minute. Otherwise, they’ll be in the uncomfortable position of hawking, when what they love to do is simply build excitement.
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.