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Rotary Talk Addresses Strengths-Based Leadership and Team Building


By Skip Essick and Clay Primrose

“Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” —Peter Drucker

Most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. We’ve become experts on our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.

Cheetahs can swim and will, if they have to, but it isn’t something they would ever choose to do or would ever do well—no matter how hard they try. But ask them to run? Well, now, that’s a whole different story.

But just as a cheetah will never be a good swimmer, focusing on our weaknesses will never give us the payoff that we can get from turning the same attention to our natural talents and turning them into strengths.

Each person you meet has specific talents which they do with the grace of a running cheetah. These talents are as natural to them as breathing. But unless they are identified, supported with knowledge and skill, they will not become strengths. Without these strengths being realized, neither you nor your team can ever reach full potential.

About our speaker: Clay Primrose and his wife Jennifer moved to San Miguel de Allende after making several visits. The decision to move here permanently was made easy by the 2008 market crash, along with the Internet making it possible to work remotely from just about anywhere. Clay Primrose graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in psychology and then completed his MBA at the University of Texas. He has been coaching and leading strengths-based initiatives in companies around the world for over 30 years.

The Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende invites you to hear more about strengths-based leadership and team building by joining Clay Primrose of Primrose Consulting for this compelling and informative presentation. You may learn something about yourself! Please join us Tuesday, August 7, at 12pm at the Hotel Misión on Salida a Querétaro. Parking is free, and the hotel is easily accessible by bus.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Ivar Schacke at or see


Rotary Presentation

“Strengths-Based Leadership and Team Building”

Tue, Aug 7, 12pm

Hotel Misión

Salida a Querétaro 1

Extra info: 415 112 3413



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