Spotting strengths The essential characteristics of an effective 'strengthspotter' have been identified for the first time. According to a study of 528 people by strengths expert Professor Alex Linley, they are: making connections between people and instinctively making links and introductions; creating conditions for people to grow and develop and providing fair and accurate feedback. Professor Linley's paper, "The strengths of the strengthspotter: individual characteristics associated with the identification of strengths in others", is due to be published this month (March)...

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