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

A Reminder From My Mom To Practice Gratitude

October 2, 2013 by ·

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a personal blog post I wrote to celebrate Mother’s Day a year ago. In it, I shared some of the life lessons I have learned from the words, actions and examples of my very special mom. Among them… To be thankful for every day To... Read More

Some Of The Benefits Of Using Strengths

September 26, 2013 by ·

We love reading what other professionals have to say about the benefits of using strengths. In her blog, positive psychology coach and organizational consultant Kristan Carter shared this insight. You can find her blog at www.StartWithYourStrengths.com.   Read More

How To Make The Most Of Strengths

September 20, 2013 by ·

Thank you to Lisa Sansom, chief positive interventionist at LVS Consulting.   So you have taken your VIA Survey. You have found your top Signature Strengths, and you are working with them – enhancing some, dialing down others, and generally having fun. Now what? Did you know that your... Read More

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Offers Leadership Tips

September 11, 2013 by ·

 “There are many ways to be successful,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told fledgling start executives at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013. Dick gave his audience advice to lead effectively – communicate with clarity, find your superpower and leverage it in your own way. “As a leader, you need to... 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

An Exercise on VIA Strength-Spotting

August 21, 2013 by ·

Earlier this week we posted this photo on our Facebook page and asked our fans to practice strength-spotting – what VIA strengths did they see in these two kids. Rachael Holdsworth did such a fabulous job thinking this through. We thought it would be a valuable learning tool for... Read More

4 Ways to Improve Yourself by Watching “The Voice”

July 13, 2013 by ·

The Voice is arguably the hottest program on television today. Why is the show so successful? How can you benefit from watching it? Part of the answer to both questions can be found in findings drawn from the science of positive psychology. This scientific domain examines the research behind... 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