Research shows that focusing on employee engagement and individual strengths leads to better performance, write Jim Asplund and Nikki Blacksmith. "Strengths-oriented team members know their talents and those of their coworkers, which helps them perform at increasingly higher levels. When engagement and strengths are combined, they blow the lid off the secrets that prevent achievement -- and tell us some truths that spur success," Asplund and Blacksmith write.

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