600 people were told to pick their signature strength and use it in a unique way every day for two weeks. Each was significantly happier and less stressed compared to control groups, a benefit which lasted long after the study.
Nothing fuels an upward spiral like progress. And nothing accelerates progress like using strengths, as opposed to focusing on improving attributes that don’t come naturally.
In a sentence: focus most of your energy on identifying and leveraging strengths, and a small percentage on fixing weaknesses.
This works on the macro-level for organizations, and on the micro-level for each one of us.