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Maximizer Theme

A human resources executive employed these talent themes to keep engagement on his team high while cutting costs and headcount. Managers can learn a lot from him about leveraging their own strengths, particularly in a brutal economic environment.

How a focused and determined new manager of an underperforming hotel tightened expectations, showed the staff their potential, and turned the property's finances around.

Bestselling author and Internet visionary Bruce Judson has some straightforward advice for entrepreneurs, as well as enterprising managers and employees within larger companies: Leverage breakthroughs in technology. And, most importantly, do what you do best.

Dietitians at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System were at a crossroads. Their team didn't have enough people and felt ignored. Their workspace was "dismal." A few were quietly threatening to resign. Here's how one manager attacked this problem and raised employee engagement from average to extraordinary -- in just a year.

People strong in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.