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The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership by Kathy Toogood, Mike Roarty

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6

Introducing a strengths focus to Others

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.(Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr, physician and poet)

WE ASSUME YOU MIGHT HAVE READ this far and are feeling enthusiastic about adopting the principles and processes of strengths-focused leadership. The empirical research we referred to (in Chapter 1) provides you with enough of an evidence base to justify the incorporation of a strengths focus into your leadership practice.

But we guess you might be thinking, ‘Where do I start? How do I go about introducing the principles of a strengths focus to others? How do I get my team engaged with the strengths idea, rather than feeling like I have imposed the latest management thinking ...

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