The Ingredients of a Thriving Team

July 19, 2014 by ·

Creating a cohesive, connected work team is sometimes like baking a delicious cake. When you are baking, each of the individual ingredients has its own unique flavors and properties that are needed, in the right measurements, to achieve the proper consistency and taste in the final product. The same... Read More

Strengths In and Out of Prison

July 11, 2014 by ·

Nearly fifty years ago, Art Winstanley decided he wanted to be a Denver Police Officer. As a young man in his early twenties with a wife and two young children, he liked the idea of having a secure job that also offered adventure and power. He was athletic, energetic... Read More

Leadership Strengths

July 11, 2014 by ·

Positional and situational leadership As any successful leader will say, it is important to know thyself – to know one’s strengths and how to use them in managing or leading a group of people toward a common mission or goal. This is particularly important for “positional leaders” who have... Read More

Live Zestfully!

July 10, 2014 by ·

Individuals high in zest are usually enthusiastic, passionate and happy. Exercise your character strength of zest today! Read More

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Managing Your Emotions

June 11, 2014 by ·

The VIA strength of self-regulation helps you to regulate what you feel and do. It is a strength that protects you from frequently becoming overwhelmed by emotions, impulses, and other drives. Self-regulation helps you to keep a sense of balance, order, and progress in your life.   Read More

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Can Character Strengths Help Women Thrive at Work?

June 10, 2014 by ·

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have wellbeing, with 40% confessing they’re “hanging on by a thread” according to a new study by career strategist and author Megan Dalla-Camina. But they’re not alone. Recently 85% of Australian businesswomen also said they were just “functioning” over the past... Read More

Be More with Less

April 19, 2014 by ·

Here in the Midwest we are beginning to sweep the dead winter leaves from the front porch, hear the chirping birds in the morning, and notice colorful blooms on the trees and flowerbeds—spring has arrived! It is also a time that we dust forgotten corners, declutter and get organized.... Read More

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Are You Honest With Yourself?

April 9, 2014 by ·

Honesty is accurately representing your internal states, intentions, and commitments, both publicly and privately. The strength of honesty is often linked to self-concordance- the extent to which your goals accurately represent your implicit interests and values. Honesty allows people to take responsibility for their feelings and behaviors, owning them,... Read More

Best Friends

March 26, 2014 by ·

Today make it a priority to tell your best friend how much you appreciate them. Write him/her a letter of gratitude for their friendship and either call and read it over the phone or personally deliver the letter. This exercise has shown to boost the VIA strength of gratitude. Read More

Humility Helps To Keep You Balanced

February 27, 2014 by ·

Humility is a strength that helps you to have a balanced and accurate view of yourself and your world. How do you use your humility strength in connecting with others? Read More