John Majerus edited the memorable quotes of Now, Discover Your Strengths Monday, February 13, 2012.
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strengths"Theseare the two assumptions that guide the world's best managers:1. Each person's talents are enduring and unique.2. Each person's greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength." (p. 8)weakness"By confessing one of your weaknesses and announcing your intention to give it up, you may net the same outcome. Confess that you have lost the battle with your unfixable weakness, and you may well win the trust and respect of those around you." (p. 158)"For many of us our fear of our weaknesses seems to overshadow our confidence in our strengths. To use an analogy, if life is a game of cards and each of us has been dealt our hand of strengths and weaknesses, most of us assume that our weaknesses trump our strengths." (p. 122)schadenfreude"Our baser instincts encourage us to take pleasure in another's misfortunes; unfortunately, the pleasure seems to increase in direct proportion to the person's ego. The bigger his ego, the greater our pleasure in his failure." (p. 125)prestige"If our one great insight is that all human beings crave prestige and that this craving must be channeled, not ignored or repressed, what is our one great error? Our one great error is thinking that all human beings crave the same kind of prestige--the prestige that comes with power....In highly authoritarian societies where each person's freedom of decision, of judgment, and of discretion is at the whim of the person above, the only prestige worth having is the prestige that comes with power over others."”