Strengths-based leadership is about finding and developing the best in the individual, and leveraging those strengths across a team. It is not about ignoring weaknesses.
The simple truth is that if we stop trying to “fix” our employees and rather focus on their strengths and their passions, we can create a fervent army of brand evangelists who, when empowered, could take our brand and our products to a whole new level.
The companies that embrace the mentality of aligning people’s strengths and passions with the right projects and teams get amazing results in both employee brand evangelism and productivity.
At LEAD Clermont Academy (LCA) we like the VIA Character Strengths profile. Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave and are the keys to you being your best self. Research shows that VIA character strengths can be used to address a variety of life challenges and achieve positive personal and professional outcomes. Use your VIA character strengths to help you: Be happier, strengthen relationships, manage problems, boost confidence, reduce stress, accomplish goals. Imagine all of that for yourself and your team!
You can take the VIA Character Survey here.
Leadership is a privilege, not a right – it means encouraging people to live up to their fullest potential and find the path they love. That, and only that, will create a strong culture and sustainable levels of innovation.
Leverage Strengths – mitigate lesser strengths (so-called weaknesses).