Course Description

Strengths-based Leadership

“A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths – and can call on the right strength at the right times.”  Don Clifton


  • To understand the role that strengths-based leadership and positive psychology play in achieving results, and in creating a positive work environment
  • To recognize the benefits of integrating positive psychology into the workplace, namely to build resilience, neutralize stress, build optimism and open-mindedness, thereby helping individuals to excel in their performance
  • To define a strength and to appreciate the benefits of applying strengths more in the workplace
  • To identify your own strengths using the Clifton Strengths Finder and to learn how to help your team to identify theirs
  • To explore how you might use or develop some of your strengths more
  • To distinguish between performance goals and learning goals and how they relate to our mindset and to growth
  • To discover various techniques to use in the workplace to stay ‘in the positive zone’

LEAD OTHERS EFFECTIVELY BY USING A STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP MODEL TO ACHIEVE RESULTS Research from the Corporate Leadership Council (2002) reveals that Managers/Leaders who operated with a strengths emphasis unlocked 36.4% higher performance from their employees whereas Managers/Leaders with a weakness emphasis reduced their employees’ performance by 26.8%.

College Name Academy of Professional Leadership Training and Coaching
Course Category Business, Leadership
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Fee POA
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Academy of Professional Leadership Training and Coaching
Maple Lodge, Lacken., Wicklow, Ireland