Our approach to strengths-based leadership
It’s human nature to look for problems first and to try to fix things. When leaders do this to their people though, it’s not motivating and it doesn’t lead to great performance. In contrast, when a leader discovers their own strengths and learn how to become a strengths-based leader it’s like a light bulb going on.
It’s an approach that gets the best out of people by putting the emphasis on what they are good at and energised by.
We have a simple approach that even the most seasoned managers respond to. We start with our Leadership Strengthsmatch™ strengths diagnostic tool that allows leaders and managers to discover and apply their own strengths. The outcome is a clear understanding of how they use and develop their own strengths to increase their leadership effectiveness.
Then we teach them a simple approach to strengths-based leadership.
They experience for themselves how a strengths-based approach to leadership differs from more traditional ways.
Our practical workshop approach is punchy and motivating and some individual strengths coaching means that leaders end up with a strengths-based development plan that will unlock the door to consciously using their strengths and maximising their performance as a strengths-based leader.
They love it because it is practical, motivating for all concerned and it works!
As Peter Drucker, the management writer said, “The effective executive makes strengths productive. He knows that one cannot build on weakness.”