Question: What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned and how is it valuable?
Answer: Identify gaps or needs that you can help solve for and keep your focus there, rather than wasting energy on things you cannot control.
I was happy to see this theme repeated on a recent LinkedIn post comment from David Herder on a post by Tom Johnson:
“As a professional in technical writing, I have built my 30-year career by following one simple objective: Find the gaps and fill them. As technical writers, we are well-versed in writing skills, technical skills, interviewing, design, usability, audience needs, corporate image, streamlining, and the dangers of non-compliance (just to name a few). We can compare/contrast similar projects and point out missing elements. Every project comes with opportunities. Maximize those!!”