The Strengths and Weaknesses MYTHBy
It is epidemic with a worldwide obsession:
‘Let’s fix what is wrong and let the strengths take care of themselves’
In the business world, managers spend most of their time working with the weakest performers and zeroing in on their mistakes.
Parents and teachers focus on students’ lowest grades rather than on their highest.
Almost all of a country’s social work is focused on problems instead of helping people become self-sufficient.
Why do we continue to focus all our energies on fixing weaknesses while ignoring strengths? Why do we continue to work at some activities without getting better at them?