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Positive psychology in business has a new and beguiling message. The old-style, puritanical, work-on-your-weaknesses message is rejected. The reason is that this is a mistaken misallocation of energy and focus. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to correct, eliminate, or conquer your weaknesses, particularly if you are “getting on a bit” — a quite odd fatalism from a school of maximal optimism.

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Furnham, A. (2009). Work on your weaknesses. In: People Management in Turbulent Times. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

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