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When you characterize someone mostly by their weak points you characterize them by what they are not…
— Marcus Buckingham / Strength based expert - Gallup
The traditional approach of managers is to focus on team member's weak points and to take measures to fix them: this is what we call a corrective approach. What we forget is that it is so difficult and time consuming to develop weak points that most of the time we stop the development halfway. Not only does it hinder development it keeps people from expressing and using their strong points. In a nutshell, by focusing on this approach we keep our team members from attaining excellence on other competencies which are not weak points. We spend our time going from below average to average when we could be going from… GOOD TO GREAT !!
But when it comes to attracting or retaining talent as well developing team member’s skills expectations are very high. Strength Based Management enables managers to give people the possibility and the tools to attain excellence on key competencies instead of correcting weak points… for a “weak” result.
By developing also strong points we enable our team members to express them which not only gives them increased satisfaction and motivation, it also has a clear impact on KPI's as well as team dynamics.
Introducing managers to Appreciative Inquiry and Strength Based Management is a first step in implementing positive leadership.
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