company culture

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

How Do Strengths Help Teamwork?

January 13, 2014 by ·

It is VIA Affirmation Monday and today our focus is on teamwork. How can you focus on recognizing and supporting the strengths of others on your team? Look inward and ask yourself, ‘How am I contributing to the greater good of the team?’ Read More

Humor Encourages Depth Among Work Relationships

January 8, 2014 by ·

How do you use your humor strength at work? Help Others Be Their Best! Read More

Be Aware Of Your Strength Blind Spot

December 30, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Alexander Ng, consultant with atrain in Hong Kong, for contributing this post.   “This is strength? I don’t think so. This is the basic requirement and everyone can do it.” Have you ever made a similar response when someone recognizes your achievement? If yes, this... Read More

Successful Leadership Begins With Motivating Your Team

December 19, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stu Danforth, director of Positive Leadership Dynamics in Wayland, for contributing this post with tips for successful leadership.   Being successful and getting promoted doesn’t ensure that someone will be a great leader.  Having tremendous content-area knowledge doesn’t make someone a great leader.  Creativity doesn’t... Read More

Small Business CEOs Share How They Motivate Employees

December 4, 2013 by ·

    One way I exercise my love of learning VIA character strength is to pay close attention to the words and actions of people with whom are role models in their own ways.  The internet is a fantastic resource for finding those people and their stories. A few... Read More

AIM For Character Strengths, And Happiness

December 2, 2013 by ·

Lisa Sansom, chief positive interventionist with LVS Consulting, shares some tips for taking AIM on VIA character strengths in business. In business and in life, focus on strengths to enhance productivity and happiness.   Let’s consider a couple of workplace scenarios. What would you do in each situation? Situation... Read More