From Strengths-Based Leadership, summarizing the findings of a Gallup study:
In the worklplace, when an organization’s leadership fails to focus on individuals’ strengths, the odds of an employee being engaged are a dismal 1 in 11 (9%). But when an organization’s leadership focuses on the strengths of its employees, the odds soar to almost 3 in 4 (73%).
So that means when leaders focus on and invest in their employees’ strengths, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold.
…This increase in engagement translates into substantial gains for the organization’s bottom line and each employee’s well-being.