Strengths Based Leadership
Strengths Based Leadership is the most straightforward and perhaps radical approach to:
- Building self-esteem and confidence
- Enabling success in all you do
- Identifying roles, job and careers that are right for you
- Building truly inclusive high-performing teams
- Ensuring no-one is left behind
The vital and essential ingredient of the Strengths Based Leadership methodology is that absolutely everyone has at least one inherent strength. This helps find those sometimes hidden strengths, energises and mobilises them for your and everyone else’s benefit.
Strengths Based Leadership is the product of some 30 years of supporting the growth and development of individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes in the UK and overseas. It brings together a proven formula for personal and business development. We know Strengths Based Leadership works because we practice and live the teachings from experience and we have shared the tools successfully with thousands of people over the years.
We believe passionately about the principles incorporated in the book as these messages are embedded within all aspects of everything we do and at all levels.
Strengths Based Leadership Speaker René Carayol
Nearly all organisational Performance Management systems and Employee Appraisal systems and their associated methodologies are designed and implicitly biased towards identifying weaknesses or areas for development.
Consequently, every employee becomes fixated on working nearly exclusively on raising their (sometimes obvious) weaknesses to a decent level – with ‘decent’ usually prescribed by the prevailing Performance Management system – not many achieve this despite years of frustrated effort and focus, and continual negative feedback!
Most are not confident enough to breakout (on their own) from the pack and actually focus on honing their strengths to a formidable standard.
As a strengths based leadership speaker, my experience of working with some of the world’s best leaders of this generation; from President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister David Cameron, Mikael Gorbachev, Sir Richard Branson and world champion boxers David Haye and Ricky Hatton, Biz Stone and many others (and despite the Queen telling me not to name drop, I will share their stories, Spikes and more), informs me that none of them are flawless or ‘all-rounders’.
But they all tend to know their 2/3 Spikes, and have taken the time and focus to fine tune them to near Olympic standards.
Spike is the product of some 30 years of supporting the growth and development of individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes in the UK and overseas. The book brings together a proven formula for personal development and business development – we know Spike works because we practice and live the teachings of the book and we have shared the tools successfully with literally thousands of people over the years.
We believe passionately about the principles incorporated in the book as these messages are embedded within René’s strengths based leadership keynotes, but also incapsulated within all aspects of everything we do and at all levels.
When thinking of the appropriate Vice President for the next President of the USA, the discussion cannot realistically take place until the President has been elected.
This choice is totally predicated on the Spikes of all concerned.
In his strength based leadership performances, René Carayol will share all the research, case studies and anecdotes from his bestselling book – Spike – ‘Making Your Spike Spikier’ by René Carayol.
SPIKE – The Strength Based Leadership Approach
Spike is a timely manifesto for changing ALL the following for the better:
Everybody, every team, every organisation and every nation is trying to be the best.
Not a race that relatively new entrants are likely to have any chance of winning, without huge resources, a strong and solid track record, and most of all, a reputation and brand that perhaps keeps the ‘old and slow way’ just about relevant despite its manifest lack of success and corrosive effect.
It has become expensive, frustrating and time consuming to break in …Until Spike!
Spike, through its strengths based approach and at its heart and core, is all about being honest, confident and authentic enough to be proud to be – ‘Unique, Special and Different’. Diversity and Inclusion in tangible action.
Spike will equip all its practitioners to totally value and embrace difference and diversity:
- Spike will enable you to instantly view yourself far more positively and for the long term good
- Spike will make you unconditionally a better team player
- Spike will enable you to speak openly about your weaknesses and failures, thereby encouraging all who work with you or for you to try harder without fear
- Spike will propel you to adopt a Leadership Code that is specifically designed to capitalise upon your inherent strengths and fertilise your growth and success
Spike is built and designed on the premise that good leaders create followers and great leaders create leaders.
Spike will look to prove that leaders are NOT born or made – they are found. There is a leader in all of us, but many have yet to have received the permission to be whom they could be – until Spike.
Once you have demonstrably benefited from ‘Spike’ you will want to (and perhaps have to) buy the book for all your team members, family and friends as its philosophy is so stark and simple – and vitally to your advantage and mutual benefit.
“A CANDLE LOSES NOTHING BY LIGHTING ANOTHER CANDLE”.