CHAPTER 3Strengths Can Be Developed

Diverse Ways to Take Your Strengths to the Next Level

When someone learns that your life’s work is to develop more effective leaders, the most frequently asked question is something like: “Well, do you really think leaders can be made, or aren’t they born that way?” It is fascinating that while the broad question is being asked, there is an implied point of view on the part of the majority. It appears that most questioners lean toward the belief that leaders are indeed born that way. One intriguing dimension of this question is the universality of it. It gets asked in all countries. It has been asked for as long as any of the authors has been living, and presumably for centuries before that. It is recorded ...

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