3 Ways To Improve The Development Of Your Strengths

September 12, 2014 by ·

Have your strengths ever gotten you into trouble at work?  Perhaps people felt you were underplaying strengths they really needed on a project.  Or maybe you were so passionate and excited about a new opportunity that you overplayed your strengths and overwhelmed or alarmed others.   Or have your strengths... Read More

A Regional Sales Director’s Quest for Engagement

August 18, 2014 by ·

For many of us, our work is becoming increasingly isolated. We travel or work from home offices, many without co-workers to chat with in the “break room.” Though we may enjoy more flexibility and spend less time in a cubicle, working remotely definitely has its drawbacks. For Steen Møller... Read More

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

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

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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

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Finding the Bravery to Move On

May 27, 2014 by ·

My 34 year old son, Sean, was hesitant to leave his job. He was under-appreciated (and he is very humble). When he was hired, he was promised a $10,000 signing bonus that was never paid. He continually received top reviews, but was told corporate had changed their policies, so... Read More

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Five Reasons Why You Should Instill Values in Your Organization

April 25, 2014 by ·

It is an old truism: employees do not turn to written statements on the company intranet for clues about how to behave–they look to each other. If your goal is to intentionally shape the actions and interactions of employees, you know the importance of creating a “values-based” culture. However,... Read More

How Character Strengths Give You Self Worth

February 19, 2014 by ·

We want to thank Sara Staggs, LICSW, MSW, MPH, senior trauma therapist at the DC Rape Crisis Center for contributing this post. When clinicians talk about using character strengths, we often talk about using them to help people reach their fullest potential.  And when we talk about helping people reach... Read More

When It Comes To Using Your Strengths, What Are You Hoping For?

January 31, 2014 by ·

Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, shares why your hope strength matters and tips for exercising it. Incredibly it’s estimated two-thirds of the population have no idea what their strengths are.  That sounds like a lot, but when I walk into most organizations and... Read More

A Strengths-Based Approach Helps Unemployed Find Success

January 14, 2014 by ·

Darren Coppin, chief executive of  Esher House Pty Ltd, shares valuable insight about focusing on strengths in helping people who are unemployed to find their personal success.   THE FORGOTTEN ONES Unemployment is finally returning to its pre-Global Financial Crisis levels. But there’s one key difference. The level of long-term... Read More