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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Don't be discouraged by your weaknesses! One way to approach this question is to discuss a skill that you would like to develop or learn. Another way to think about it is to consider a quality or trait that you are proactively working to strengthen. Think of them as opportunities to learn and grow. Give an example that shows you have put some thought into it and that you are taking a proactive approach. Here's one way to answer the question: "I use to get immersed in projects at work and lose track of time. Time management has never been a strong point for me. I started managing my calendar and setting alarms throughout the day so that I could be more aware of how I am spending my time. Over the past year I have greatly improved upon my time management skills and have more time to invest in managing my team."
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"I use to get immersed in projects at work and lose track of time. Time management has never been a strong point for me. I started managing my calendar and setting alarms throughout the day so that I could be more aware of how I am spending my time. Over the past year I have greatly improved upon my time management skills and have more time to invest in managing my team."
"I think my greatest weakness is that I can sometimes be too demanding. I have very high expectations for myself and for everyone around me. When people don't perform according to those standards, I get frustrated. I'm working on my leadership ability so that I can take an underachiever and boost them up to at least average performance, if not better than average. To do that, I regularly read business leadership articles, as well as corporate leadership books written by people with military backgrounds."

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User-Submitted Answers

What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Public speaking in front of a large group of strangers. I have taken speech classes and practiced every chance I get to become more comfortable in group speaking.
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Legal representation improve with familiarization with the law.
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I need to be good leadership, so I am learning the leadership skills by online.
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My greatest weakness is talking in public and now that I am doing communication skills, I hope to correct the weakness as we are doing more oral presentations.
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Straight Talker, not diplomatic enough. Working on it.
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Feeling sleeping on duty due to not sleeping well in the room.
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My greatest weakness at this point will be communication skills which I am working on improving it!
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I still need to be a good and perfect leader, I believe my sincerity and positive thought will let me achieve to succcessful person.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my entirety on my job and my positive thought motivates me to achieve to improve my weakness.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my sincerity on my job and my positive thought let me achieve goal and improve my deficiencies.
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There is no permanent weakness in me but as you are asking I will admit that I am not a good cricketer and I practice cricket daily to improve it.
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Forgiveness. Following the company policy and disciplinary codes.
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I still need to be a perfect and good leader, I believe my perseverance and sinciority on my job.
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I still need to be a perfect and good leader, I believe my perseverance on my work will lead me to enhance it.
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I feel my greatest weakness is failure. I do not take failure very well at all. If I come across a situation that I can not figure out, I do not sleep well, I have to do all the research I can to resolve this issue all on my own. Quitting is not an option. The way I am improving on this is to rely on others to assist in ideas and options to correct this issue.
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I still need to be a perfect leader and I believe my perseverance on my duty and integrity will lead me to enhance it.
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Communication to all parties.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my hardworking and concentration will support to fulfil it.
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Spelling im treing to read more books.
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Lack of confidence when presenting, however l have joined the preachers' club at church and l have my confidence and actually tell from the reaction of the congregants that they enjoy my presence more now than when l started.
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Spelling I am tying to read more books.
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My greatest weakness is my inability to accept defeat.
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I am introvert. I need to communicate and interact more with people around me.
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I still need to be a good and perfect leader which my seniority and perseverance on my job will lead me toward enhance it.
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I'm always striving to improve my social skills, because I used to be shy. The shyness used to cause anxiety when it came to situations where I had to show my assertiveness. Now with my constant strive for improvement in this field, I feel that I'm becoming more and more confident every day. I look for opportunities to engage with coworkers, tenants, management, and patrons.
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My greatness weakness is seeing my children in pain.
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I still need to be a good leader, I believe my concentrate sincerity hardworking will.
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My weakness is public speaking. Currently I involved myself in monthly MQAP where I need to speak in front of 100 peoples.
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I don't have any weakness.
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Getting caught up in small details. I can become impatient with subordinates who I think should know how to perform a task. However, I realized not everyone learns the same so I become more patient in learning my subordinates' thinking and understanding.
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Some time I get agrressive when people not work pace like me but I will try to manage this.
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My greatest weakness is that I am not fully qualified fr tthis position but promse if I am successful I will take the nessaary st to become.
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Verbal communication in English. To improve it I am reading English newspapers and going to speaking classes and keeping in practice along with my colleagues at work who speak good.
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Problem solver, self starter, organized hard worker.
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I often lack the patience with my co workers standard performance or that their pace is slower than I expect.
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Public speaking, conducting training exercise and seeking training opportunities.
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Loosing a job.. And I need to work very hard.
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At times setting up high expectations. Just controlling my emotions and setting the impact upfront.
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My greatest weakness at the moment is delegating. I find hard to ask others do things but I am learning to do this more and more in this current position.
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Is to be able to do my work faster and finish quckly before I hand over my submissions. I must look for some inputs and opinnions from other staff memebers.
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My greatest weakness is say yes to every one.
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To meet deadline always trying to finish my work on time.
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My greatest weakness is that, I am sometime nervous and uncomfortable with my public speaking skills and I am doing my best to correct it by trying to engage and speak in front of the crowd or in the meetings.
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My greatest weakness is that I do not speak much and I am trying to improve it by having interactions and getting involved in the discussion.
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I maybe too critical of my own performance or too critical about my personality at times.
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Nervousness. I'm working hard not to show it.
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My greatest weakness is balancing my job and family time but now that my daughter is staying with my sister I'm focusing on my job alot.
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I tend to get to involved in some operational issues. I have been doing this a long time and have strong feelings about how certain tasks should be accomplished.
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It is my aggressiveness. I am doing yoga to control anger and emotions.
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Enjoy being at work more than being with my family I try to share the family responsibilities.
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My greatest weakness would have to be that in my desire to strive for perfection I sometimes focus too much on small details.
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Weakness - being very meticulous and follow by the books. Set a leniency and as long as practices is complied, then it is fine.
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Slow at I always want to double check my work to produce quality, work, I wait until the last day of submission.
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Believing in people, improving by analysing people.
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My greatest weakness I my lack of job specific experience and knowledge related to this position.