There is now overwhelming evidence that leaders who focus on their strengths and the strengths of those who they lead produce better results.
The Corporate Leadership Council studied 19,000 employees across thirty four organisations in nineteen countries, where it found that an emphasis on performance strengths in appraisal was linked to a 36.4% improvement in performance. The opposite was also true, an emphasis on performance weaknesses was linked to a 26.8% decline on performance.
This supports the old adage – what you focus on improves.
So, do we really want to focus on our weaknesses?