Leading from a Strength-based Perspective
- Tools for promoting efficient and healthy organisationsaf Pernille Hippe Brun, Mikkel Ejsing
Leading from a Strength-Based Perspective describes what you can do as a leader to promote an efficient and healthy organisation. The strength-based leadership approach has proved a strong method for generating results, innovation and well-being in all types of organisations. If you succeed in bringing your own and your employees’ strengths fully into play you will achieve success and growth both on a personal level and in business terms. The book encourages you to focus on the areas where you, others around you and the organisation is already strong. Directing your energy, your time and your work assignments at activities where your strengths are brought into play is beneficial for your personal growth and development as well as for the bottom line. Weaknesses should be dealt with, not ignored. The authors present some of the most essential leadership tools from the strength-based approach for specific tasks such as developing visions and strategies, promoting team development, asking questions, handling conversations (for example the annual development conversation, performance conversations and difficult conversations), carrying out and following up on internal surveys, managing conflicts, improving well-being and conducting meetings. Throughout the book, the more theoretical sections are supplemented with quotes and case stories from Danish companies and organisations that apply strength-based leadership. Leading from a Strength-Based Perspective is intended for team managers, heads of departments, top executives and other leaders who wish to build stronger organisations by focusing on the factors that facilitate strength and success for the employees in their daily work.