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: Peacemaking

Superpowers: Peacemaking

Peacemakers forge trust effortlessly. They have the ability to convey loyalty to everyone while never taking sides. And they can hammer out compromises where no one feels they’ve given up what matters most. When the team is at odds and work is threatening to grind to a halt, a Peacemaker can get the team back on track. They can also help the team navigate conflicts with the larger organization.

Collaboration Tips

  • Don’t waste time trying to uncover what Peacemakers “really think” or secretly trying to sway them to your side. Their strength comes from their neutrality.
  • Peacemakers aren’t afraid of conflict, so they rarely avoid it. If you’re the kind of person who’d rather stew quietly, be warned that your peacemaking colleague will probably call you out on it.

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.

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