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Strengths-based management

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Strengths-based management

OPEN23 Mar 2020 09:00 - 17:00 700.00 €

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  • How to ritualise what one does best to achieve immediate and consistent results
  • How to identify the skills of everyone

  • How to enable every co-worker to express his/her strengths

  • How to develop in order to achieve excellence on certain skills

Strengths-based management is the ideal solution to meet these challenges.

This approach, which we will call “positive leadership”, is based on the combination of three proven pillars/theories:

  1. Appreciative inquiry: Studying what one does best in order to replicate it and capitalise on it
  2. Positive psychology: Promoting self-development and self-fulfilment
  3. Strengths theory: You're never better than when you use your strengths, because you can never win by focusing on your weaknesses

This course offers a clear, structured approach to strengths-based management, relying on simple, proven concepts and effective tools.


By the end of the training participants will be able to:
  • Identify their colleagues’ strengths and drivers
  • Understand and apply strengths-based management

  • Explain and share effective development tools

  • Replicate and ritualise successful environments and situations

  • Implement a positive-leadership management style


1) Why strengths-based management?

  • Understanding the appreciative inquiry approach
  • Understanding the strengths theory
  • Why rely on strengths? (business case)

2) Identifying talents and strengths

  • WOW interview: Interviewing technique which enables a manager to identify his/her strengths/drivers/successful environments
  • Gallup’s 34-strengths technique
  • Talent signature: Identifying one’s intrinsic motivation

3) Development dynamics

  • Enabling one's teams to maximise their strengths/talents by developing their skills
  • The 3-zone concept
  • The 4 development modes and the 70/20/10 approach
  • How to implement joint development
  • Promoting collective intelligence
  • Listening and questioning techniques

4) Development objectives and actions

  • Creating one’s development matrix
  • Identifying development objectives which are specific and ambitious but achievable
  • Observing the 80/20 strengths-to-weaknesses ratio
  • Capitalising on high added-value development actions

5) Implementing the development

  • Mapping one’s skills with regard to one's business assignments
  • Mind mapping: analysing how to use one’s strengths in one’s work
  • Monitoring development through joint development, best self-analysis and feedback


Target audience

  • Managers and senior executives looking to:
          - optimise their team dynamics
          - develop their co-workers’ strengths
          - enable their talents to become even better but also retain those talents
          - adopt a positive leadership posture
          - become coach-managers or strengths-based managers
          - mobilise or remobilise their teams


  • HR leaders who are looking to deploy positive leadership within their company but who are still unsure about which approach they should adopt

The “+” of this training

You will be exposed to the four learning modes which are necessary to retain information and feel operational by the end of the course:
  • Observation: you will observe the coach as he uses the tools
  • Experimentation: you will experiment with each tool or concept that has been presented to you
  • Theory: you will understand the theory behind each tool or model that has been introduced or presented to you
  • Exchanges: you will exchange constantly with the other members of the group and with the coach

Our lead expert

 Alexander Alonso:


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Has specialised in strengths-based management at international level for the past seven years

Alexander is MBTI-certified and has been working as a coach and trainer for the past 12 years

Native speaker of both French and English



Practical information

  • Language: English. This course can also be given in French
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Number of participants: Limited to 12 participants to ensure good interactivity

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