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.
Visionaries have a kind of crystal ball in their brains. They can see a future destination in vivid color. And while some details about how to get there may be hazy, the visionary’s account is more than enough to start the team on its way. Along with providing an initial push, visionaries can help the team keep its ambition high throughout the journey. They’re a good counterbalance to pragmatists on the team.
- Visionaries aren’t only there to help with the big, bold stuff. They can also be helpful to tap whenever you’re trying to get a handle on something abstract and intangible—even something small.
- Just because someone can see a vision doesn’t always mean they’re experts at articulating it. You may need to ask them lots of questions in order to tease out what’s in their mind’s eye.
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.