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Management article
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Reference no. U0802C
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Management Update", 2008

Abstract

According to Performance Expert Marcus Buckingham, you excel not by overcoming your weaknesses but by focusing on your strengths - the work activities that consistently make you feel productive, energized, and engaged. To generate the most business value from your strengths, you need first to determine what those strengths are, and then find ways to put them at the center of your work. This article offers tips for identifying your strengths, and the four-step FREE approach (focus, release, educate, and expand) to making adjustments that incrementally push your role toward your strengths.

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Abstract

According to Performance Expert Marcus Buckingham, you excel not by overcoming your weaknesses but by focusing on your strengths - the work activities that consistently make you feel productive, energized, and engaged. To generate the most business value from your strengths, you need first to determine what those strengths are, and then find ways to put them at the center of your work. This article offers tips for identifying your strengths, and the four-step FREE approach (focus, release, educate, and expand) to making adjustments that incrementally push your role toward your strengths.

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