I recently led my staff team through a time of learning where their personality intersected with Campus Crusade for Christ's Leadership Model. This is definitely one of my passions to see staff members understand how they fit within our organization, and to pursue experiences and training that develop their strengths, not just minimize their weaknesses.
Often times I tend to focus on the core of one's ability; the central place where strengths, spiritual giftings, talents, and past experiences come together. This time I also encouraged staff to think about the limit of their leadership defined in this way: the extent to which you are more effective as a leader rather than a follower.
The experiences that we have where we realize that we were not the best person for the job are extremely helpful in understanding how God has wired us. Once we understand our limit, we can delegate more intentionally and have better eyes to see those around us who can do what we are only moderately capable of.
Have you ever had an experience that revealed the limit of your leadership? What steps have you take in light of that learning moment? Have you become better at delegation as a result?