First Break All the Rules

My main take away was: play to your employees’ strengths rather than trying to correct weaknesses. You cannot change the essential talents a person possesses, so enhance them and manage around the shortcomings, or find them a better fit.

Provides an ordered list of 12 questions to gauge the health or your workplace. Discusses four key activities for a manager: select for talent (over experience, intellect or work ethic), define the right outcomes (context not control), focus on strengths, and find the right fit (person to role based on talents, traditional career ‘progression’ can work against this).