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By Price Pritchett

Deep strengths are these attributes that people and agencies rely on to hold them in the course of the such a lot tough classes. additionally they are the mental resources wanted in present day company area to utilize possibilities and deal successfully with high-velocity switch. expense Pritchett's Deep Strengths attracts on his newest study, together with info from greater than three hundred CEOs, to teach how an organization's strength comes from 10 internal forces that underlie its skill to supply effects. those crucial features are

* Resilience * self assurance * power point * Creativity & Innovation * Can-Do angle * Ambition * wish * Happiness * aggressive Spirit * Staying Power

As an consultant to executives, forums of administrators, and senior managers for greater than 3 a long time, Pritchett has built an intimate realizing of the mandatory traits for fulfillment, and has develop into one of many world's best thinkers on company tradition, mergers, and organizational swap. during this landmark paintings, he exhibits how the 10 deep strengths present in each winning companycombine to force organizational effectiveness.

Pritchett then presents a brand new version and technique for “strength education” so that you can placed to paintings on your corporation. As you place this education into motion, you'll find methods in your corporation to augment management effectiveness, enhance worker functionality, and increase an organizational tradition that's psychologically primed for the escalating velocity of our altering enterprise world.

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SMALL MOMENTS The exchanges we have with other people often seem complex and hard to manage. So let’s take an approach that simplifies relationships and makes them easy to understand. Life comes at us in small bits—tiny episodes—little stitches of time that register in our minds and become the fabric of our being. According to Nobel Prize–winner Dr. Daniel Kahneman, we experience about 20,000 of these individual moments in each working day. They last about 46 DEEP STRENGTHS three seconds each. The most memorable moments are almost always positive or negative, not neutral.

You also need to know how the social dynamics always work and be willing to live with the ramifications of your decisions. 44 DEEP STRENGTHS Most people fail to realize how predictable human beings actually are. Likewise, most of us are unaware of how much we personally shape other people’s emotions and behavior. To be truthful about it, we really don’t like the idea that misbehavior, meanness, or poor performance on the part of others could be happening because of us. That would put us in the inconvenient position of needing to change ourselves.

Can a person be too positive? Probably so. The upper limit seems to be 13 to 1, with evidence suggesting that things are likely to worsen when work groups exceed that ratio. Still, the challenge for practically all organizations is to become more positive, not less, because that’s how you build the psychological balance sheet. 30 DEEP STRENGTHS “ I think my new thing will be to try to be a real happy guy. I’ll just walk around being real happy until some jerk says something stupid to me. — J A C K H A N D E Y ” A New Leadership Priority: Build the Psychological Balance Sheet 31 P A R T O N E Chapter 4 What Should “Strength Training” Look Like?

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