Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Offers Leadership Tips

September 11, 2013 by ·

 “There are many ways to be successful,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told fledgling start executives at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013. Dick gave his audience advice to lead effectively – communicate with clarity, find your superpower and leverage it in your own way. “As a leader, you need to... Read More

VIA Strengths Get Stronger With Exercise

September 5, 2013 by ·

Contributed by Todd Dilbeck, M.A. of Positive Sport & Performance Coaching. In my work with clients I have noticed that purposeful use of their VIA Character Strengths has had many benefits.  For one, people often times become more self-reliant as they realize that the necessary tools to deal with... Read More

Using VIA Character Strengths In Sports And Performance

September 3, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Todd Dilbeck, MA, of  Positive Sport and Performance Coaching for sharing his insight and experience using VIA strengths to bring out the best in people.  Todd This is the first of a two-part post series. As a Sport and Performance Coach, I have found that... Read More

Tips For Leveraging Strengths In The Workplace

August 26, 2013 by ·

Our thanks to Mary Beth Schappe, ACC, founder of The Appreciative Lens, LLC, for submitting this post.   The power of VIA Character Strengths combined with Appreciative Coaching was extremely effective with the work I did for a recent organizational team.  Initially, the team participated in a strength-based team... Read More

Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder – A VIA Challenge

August 23, 2013 by ·

This past weekend I took a quick trip to Chicago, Illinois, to visit family and friends. One of my favorite “touristy” activities in the Windy City is the architectural boat tour—90 minutes of history, architecture and stunning views. So even though our time was limited, we fit the cruise... Read More

An Exercise on VIA Strength-Spotting

August 21, 2013 by ·

Earlier this week we posted this photo on our Facebook page and asked our fans to practice strength-spotting – what VIA strengths did they see in these two kids. Rachael Holdsworth did such a fabulous job thinking this through. We thought it would be a valuable learning tool for... Read More

Let Your VIA Strengths Shine – A Contest

August 20, 2013 by ·

Thank you to everyone who entered! Your comments are truly inspiring. It is wonderful to hear from you in your own thoughts the value of VIA strengths. While we can only choose 5 names this time, we will be doing more contests in the future so please follow us... Read More

What If Your Strengths Don’t Match Your Dream Job Requirements?

August 20, 2013 by ·

What if my signature-strength profile does not include the strengths typically required for my dream job? The answer is simple. Please go ahead and pursue your dream job by using your VIA signature-strength pathway. I have a client who is a finance director of a sizeable company, and she... Read More

Character Strengths at Work Course

August 20, 2013 by ·

Are You A Professional Who Manages, Coaches, Or Educates Others To Be Their Best? Our Character Strengths at Work Course Is For You. Dr. Ryan Niemiec leads this 7-week comprehensive training teaching you how to apply character strengths interventions to your work with others. A character strengths perspective can elevate... Read More