Optimising strengths – published in The Actuary

How to encourage good leadership habits, invest in building complementary teams and challenge people to give their best.

There are lots of different approaches to leadership, many of which are highly prescriptive about the type of qualities and behaviours you need to be effective. For example, so-called ‘trait based approaches’ talk about the importance of charisma, persuasiveness and decisiveness in determining leadership success.

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