In the past, effective leadership has focused on finding and developing people with a defined list of desirable traits including charisma, decisiveness and strategic mindedness. However, this approach to leadership is dated. There is little evidence to support the claim that leaders have the same set of characteristics. There has also been a focus on developing well-rounded leaders, although the search for ‘unicorn leaders’ who can do everything equally well has been just as misguided.

In today’s hyper-competitive, complex and fast-changing environment, leaders can’t be superheroes or all-rounders. Rather, they need to optimize their unique strengths and be workplace energizers, unlocking the energy, opinions and ideas of others to deliver excellent results and value to customers/stakeholders.

Great leaders know how to identify and unlock the natural strengths of their people.

Leaders consciously identify and stretch people in areas of their natural strength. They coach employees to discover and optimize their strengths by doing more of the work they love. Rather than expecting people to be well-rounded or over-emphasizing weaker areas, they challenge them to excel in areas of strength. They don’t ignore risks and blockers to their people’s performance, helping them to reduce or mitigate these in positive and empowering ways without dwelling on them.
The purpose of this e-book book is to outline practical ways for leaders to optimize their own strengths and those of their people to free up the energy, ideas and excellence of the workforce. This will be a force multiplier to accelerate strategy execution, competitive advantage and innovation of the organization.

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3 simple but crucial questions leaders need to ask

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work. She shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

Read about a leadership tale!

Each of us has our own set of strengths, abilities and skills that allow us to shine and deliver exceptional results. These are our underlying qualities that energise us and we are great at (or have potential to become great at). But how do you understand and build upon your strengths and how do you inspire others to do the same?

Designed to be read within 1 hour, Optimize Your Strengths is a fast-paced book that enables managers, leaders, and executives to discover their own core strengths, and learn how to bring out the best in their teams.

The compelling narrative follows the story of a leader (Joe) who faces both personal and professional crises and moves from a self-limiting and deficit-focused approach to a more energising and solutions based method of leading his team.

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How to transform a manager into an inspiring leader!

Register today for the Leadership development certification training where you will become immersed in practical and proven strengths-based leadership essentials, leaving you with a firm and thorough understanding of how to take your leaders from good to great.

During the certification trianing you will learn to become an expert of StrengthscopeLeader™, a powerful strengths-based 360 profiler, and receive a range of leadership development tools to develop leaders to optimize their strengths and energy as well as that of their people and teams in order to deliver extraordinary results.

In today’s fast-changing, highly competitive world, organizations that are most likely to succeed are those which are not only able to recruit and retain the most talented people, but are also able to energize them to achieve performance excellence, positive stretch and continuous learning to ensure sustained high performance in rapidly changing times.

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