24 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

January 21, 2016 by ·

You’re busy.  I get it.  It can be hard to keep up with your boss’ expectations, the needs of your family and friends, never mind looking after your own wellbeing.  But what if in just 11 minutes a day you could make all of this a little easier and... Read More

Could An 11-Minute Strength Habit Help Your People To Flourish?

January 11, 2016 by ·

Having taught thousands of people around the world to put their strengths to work, there’s one common barrier I find most people encounter – they’re “too busy” to develop their strengths.  Let’s just pause for a moment and think this through. We know that 87 percent of employees report... Read More

“Characterizing” the Workplace: Using Character Strengths to Create Sustained Success

August 18, 2015 by ·

Introduction Organizations cannot succeed in a sustained manner with only 1 in 5 of its employees fully engaged and motivated and with 1 in 5 employees either dreading work or wishing they could just stay at home instead (Asplund, Lopez, Hodges, & Harter, 2007; VIA Institute, 2015). Business is... Read More

VIA’s Impact on PricewaterhouseCoopers

August 18, 2015 by ·

Whether you run a small, family owned business or a large publicly traded corporation, much of your success stems from keeping your employees content, motivated and committed. So, what happens when you’re the person responsible for this very task, yet continually feel your efforts aren’t really working?  “I found... Read More

10 Ways To Develop Your Strengths At Work

August 12, 2015 by ·

Next week more than one thousand people around the world will see if they can put their strengths to work more intentionally.  Want to know what they’ll be trying? As part of the first free global Strengths Challenge, we’ve invited leaders, employees, contractors and entrepreneurs to create an eleven-minute... Read More

Is Developing Your Strengths Worth The Effort?

July 28, 2015 by ·

While using our strengths more as we go about our work sounds like a nice idea, the reality is most of us struggle to find the energy and time to shift our focus to doing more of what we do best.  As a result, despite our best intentions we... Read More

VIA Character Strengths at Work

July 19, 2015 by ·

The VIA Institute on Character joined up with workplace well-being expert and best-selling author, Michelle McQuaid, to check on the progress American workers are making in identifying and leveraging their strengths at work. 1,000 employees across the country, ranging in age from 18 to 55, were randomly surveyed to see... Read More

Is There A Busy-Proof Way To Put Your Strengths To Work?

June 30, 2015 by ·

Let’s be honest, do you have trouble finding the time to do what you do best each day at work?  To truly use your strengths not just now again, or even just most days, but each and every day as you go about your job? You see I believe... Read More

Finding Mental Wealth at Work

March 17, 2015 by ·

Can you really improve each of the following at work by using your strengths? Happiness Productivity Engagement Meaningful work Have you heard the phrase: An engaged employee is a happy employee? Or maybe it’s the other way around – an engaged employee is a happy one? Either way, these... Read More

Is There A Strengths Revolution Underway In Our Workplaces?

March 10, 2015 by ·

As a senior leader in a large global organization I was shocked when I first came across the data that suggested only 2 out of every 10 people had a chance to do what they do best each day at work. Shocked, but not surprised.  Let’s be honest at... Read More