To Maximize Your Strengths, Start An 11-Minute Habit

October 7, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, for sharing this guest post.    “Now I’ve discovered my strengths, what am I meant to do with them?” is a question I’m often asked. Having used the VIA Survey to help thousands of... Read More

Why You Should Focus On Strengths In Business

September 27, 2013 by ·

We want to thank Stephen Balzac, president of 7 Steps Ahead, LLC, for allowing us to post this except from his upcoming book, Organizational Psychology for Managers. Our strengths are the things that we enjoy doing. The reason our strengths are strong is because we feel good when we... 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

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

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

Top 12 Reasons To Combine Mindfulness and Character Strength

June 28, 2013 by ·

When I am at play with my 2-year-old son, I realize how precious time is and so I attempt to be as present and mindful as possible in each activity. This mindfulness spurs my strength of curiosity as I await each word and reaction from him. Curiosity brings me... Read More

VIA Character Strengths Pervade Man of Steel Movie

June 17, 2013 by ·

Superman has made a strong comeback! After several failed movie attempts with this superhero, Man of Steel brings not only viewer engagement and entertainment, but also substance. Audiences are already familiar with Superman’s exemplary physical strength and superhuman powers but it is the non-physical strengths he displays that are... Read More

7 New Strategies for Happiness

January 3, 2013 by ·

New research from the science of positive psychology has found a number of practical exercises you can do to boost your happiness and decrease your depression. Choose one of the following 7 exercises and practice it for 1 week: Three funny things: Write down the three funniest things that... Read More

Self-Improvement, Self-Acceptance, and Being Who You Are

December 11, 2012 by ·

It was 6:58 PM on Tuesday October, 26, 2010 when I realized I just wanted to be myself. At that moment, I realized that I just couldn’t be anyone else. LeighAndria Young, student and poet School for the Creative and Performing Arts Cincinnati, Ohio These are the refreshing words... Read More