Tag: strengths

Don’t Fix Weaknesses, Do Leverage Strengths

We falsely think that we are doing our jobs as managers by giving performance feedback—constructive or otherwise—to employees. Not so, according to Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their article, “The Feedback Fallacy,” which appeared in the March-April 2019 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Neurons Don’t Lie Feedback focuses employees on their shortcomings. Developmental […]


Is It a Job, a Career, or a Calling?

People expect more from work than ever before: paychecks, benefits, perks, support, growth, flexibility, community, purpose, and more. Fortunately for HR and people leaders, this signals a sensational opportunity for differentiated employee experiences that attract, support, challenge, and retain individuals. The question is: How?


What Is Strengths-Based Management?

There are many ways to manage a team and develop and nurture employees. Strengths-based management (also known as strengths-based leadership) is one method by which leaders can evaluate the strengths of employees and continue to cultivate and develop them in ways that emphasize those strengths. This allows employees to perform to the best of their […]


Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged

According to Gallup research, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work, and just 33% of employed residents in the United States are engaged. So, it’s no wonder that organizations of all shapes and sizes are becoming more preoccupied with keeping their employees engaged in the modern-day workforce.

Imagine … Leadership!

The vast majority of articles on leadership are directed at leaders themselves. But what does good leadership look like through the eyes of those being led? For a moment, put yourself in their place.

Do New Hires Have to Have Leadership Qualities?

According to research conducted by Gallup, only 1 in 10 people possess the talent to manage others, and companies fail to choose the right candidate for managerial and leadership roles 82% of the time. This means most organizations still have a long way to go when selecting their leaders and management staff.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Those who’ve been around me much have probably heard me say, “Your greatest strength is also a weakness.” It’s something I believe wholeheartedly. If a person has boundless energy, it may cause him to move too quickly and not pay attention to the details. If someone is an incredible strategic thinker, she may not have […]