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What is a strengths focus and why is it important?

And the only way to do great work is to love what you doSteve Jobs, entrepreneur and CEO of Apple Inc.

A STRENGTHS-FOCUSED LEADER is one who seeks greater results by ensuring that they and the people they lead are able to play to their strengths. And what do we mean by playing to our strengths? This expression has been around for many years, but when we talk about ‘strengths’, what exactly is a strength? And where do weaknesses fit in?

In the field of Positive Psychology and in research on successful businesses and organisations there is a growing body of evidence to support a strengths focus, revealing many benefits to individuals, teams and organisations. In this chapter we will clarify ...

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