Research from The Gallup Foundation shows that:

The chances of staff being disengaged and unproductive at work are:


if your line manager ignores you and your work


if your line manager focuses on your weaknesses to improve your work


if your line manager focuses on your strengths


So why you might ask do so many appraisals, performance feedback sessions/ reviews and
organisational development plans focus on identifying and correcting supposed weaknesses in our
Why not enable your staff to focus on what makes individuals energised, passionate, focused and
engaged? Their unique character strengths. Want to know more about this powerful approach to
staff development? Want to see how you can recruit, train and develop staff using a strengths –
based approach?

Contact Ian Flintoff