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

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Supporting Others to manage their weaknesses

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.(Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist)

By now you will realise that strengths-focused leadership does not mean ignoring weaknesses. If a weakness is critical to an individual’s ability to perform well, it needs to be addressed as a priority alongside developing strengths.

If you have read this far, we expect you have also developed a more balanced view of your weaknesses and have decided upon a few strategies to respond to and manage those weaknesses where they are important or significant enough. And we suspect you are now ready to think about how you can ...

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