Leadership is my topic in research and teaching. In teaching I discovered that students cling to the traditional mindset that once they identify their strengths and weaknesses, they put most of their energy into improving their weaknesses. Students without life or work experience may jump to the assumption that they need to change their personality. To help prevent such harmful leaps in thinking, I found the work by Marcus Buckingham helpful in my teaching development. This podcast is about 45 minutes and contains substantive comments regarding the strengths-based leadership development approach that originated with Buckingham .

http://www.entreleadership.com/podcasts/podcast-episode-73-put your strengths