“With Play to Your Strengths, Andrea and Carol are opening doors for leaders to find greater satisfaction and success by applying a new philosophy of professional development.”
—Lois Peters Vallerga, FACHE, former vice president of organization development, St. Charles Medical Center and Cascade Healthcare Community
Even savvy organizations can make big mistakes, like expending precious resources of time, money, and energy to repair a leader’s weaknesses, only to achieve...mediocrity. No leader achieves greatness by fixing a weakness; strengths lead to excellence.
Based on their combined 50 years consulting to corporations, the authors turn the ineffective and misguided “weakness” paradigm topsy-turvy and build a compelling argument for boosting strengths in all leaders. When leaders leverage their strengths, they are enormously successful and incite engaged, productive, and successful employees.
Leaders and managers—whose plates are already overflowing with priorities, rising expectations, and critical problems—are neither inspired nor motivated to overcome weaknesses, especially when the payoff is negligible. Play to Your Strengths urges leaders to discover, engage, and leverage strengths—in themselves and others—to achieve spectacular results. This is the first book providing hands-on, practical tools to identify and amplify strengths to improve engagement, high performance, and satisfaction. This new system for developing leadership capacity builds self-esteem as it assists organizations in creating employee-development strategies that really work.
Play to Your Strengths will captivate leaders and managers who crave stellar performance and fascinate anyone who brings passion, fervor, and a desire for excellence to his or her leadership, whether in a Fortune 100 giant or a small start-up. The reality is that we already possess strengths; we just need to play to them!
Andrea Sigetich, President of SageCoach Inc., is a leadership consultant and executive coach with more than 4,000 hours of individual coaching experience. After a stellar international career in leadership development at General Electric, Digital Equipment and Novell, Sigetich founded SageCoach to work with top firms like Federal Express, Lotus, HP, AMD, Choice Hotels, Clorox, and eBay. She lives in Bend, Oregon.
Carol Leavitt, MBA, is the founder of Leadership @ Work, a management consulting and executive coaching firm based in St. George, UT. Leavitt has 20 years experience working with diverse clients, including Seagate Technology, Fidelity Investments, SkyWest Airlines, and Intermountain Health Care. She has spoken on leadership strategy for such organizations as SHRM, AMA, and Women in Communication and teaches at the University of Utah and the University of Phoenix