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Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business, with a foreword by Tom Rath by Senia Maymin, Margaret Greenberg

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4THE STRENGTHS-BASED LEADER:Capitalize on What’s Right

Now that you’ve mastered the behaviors of a productive, resilient, and contagious leader, there’s one more attribute you must cultivate to be successful. Visionary? No. Innovative? Not quite. Charismatic? Not even close. We call it the strengths-based leader.

Imagine that you’re an architect who designs bridges. How would you learn about the best bridges to build? Would you study all the bridges that have collapsed or all the bridges that have withstood the test of time? You probably would study both. However, too often we focus only on the bridges that have collapsed.

Similarly, leaders often study and try to fix only what’s broken. In contrast, strengths-based leaders focus more of their ...

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