Are Strengths Really all Leaders Need?

Posted March 1st, 2013 in Fear Your Strengths

The latest fad in leadership, “strengths-based development,” gives managers the seductive advice to play to their strengths and don’t waste time trying to fix weaknesses. But this dangerous philosophy contains plenty of half-truths and pseudo-science about how managers develop and become great leaders. Rob Kaiser explains how the strengths fad may also be partially to blame for the go-go, gaga mentality that spun the global economy out of control in this Editorial in Chief Learning Officer.