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.
Harmonizers instinctively know how to channel the team’s energy and talent. With equal skill in communication and organization, Harmonizers will try to make sense of everyone on the team, then find a way to play to each person’s strengths. With a Harmonizer on board, the team finds its rhythm. They can be of great use to a team with raw potential that’s still a little rough around the edges.
- Harmonizers can only be effective if you trust them and their motives. Try to be as open, honest, and transparent as possible with them.
- The more they know about you, the better they are at what they do. Tell them about your strengths, your limits, your ambitions. They’ll find a way to play up the best and turn down the rest.
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.