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Does the strengths approach work with manufacturing employees? This is a question strengths experts hear often from senior executives, and the assumption is that blue-collar workers aren't interested in sharing who they are. Sam's story proves that wrong.

Many of us buy into the myth that talent and motivation are totally separate things. A strengths-based approach, however, debunks this. Simply put, your talents are your motivations; they're usually inseparable. A strengths expert explains.

Conflict is an unavoidable part of business. But it doesn't have to be too daunting. Here's how to leverage your innate talents to handle inevitable confrontations and arguments.

Soon after assuming responsibility for a Best Buy store, one of Eric Taverna's big challenges was to harness the energy of his employees. His approach -- and its positive, long-term effects -- offer lessons to managers across all industries on how to build a committed workforce.

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No single process is more crucial to an organization's success or failure than decision making. Although most developmental approaches focus on the process teams use to make decisions, there is a human variable that influences every aspect of that process: talent.