Research shows that spotlighting ‘our strengths’ can also increase employee engagement, productivity, resilience and creativity.
Our strengths are those qualities that rejuvenate us, those things we feel passionate about and enjoy. By concentrating on strengths our positivity and energy is increased and we can use them to work on our challenges and goals.
Martin Seligman and his work on positive psychology, Marcus Buckingham (who did extensive research into ‘what do great managers do differently’) there is now sound evidence that focusing on strengths will improve the overall performance of individuals, teams and businesses (http://developmentsolutions.org.uk).
Focusing on strengths is easier to do than focusing on your challenges. This is because you are more likely to achieve a goal when you don’t have to reach as far to achieve it. Think of giving up something totally verses reducing it.
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