How Do You Express Love at Work?

October 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

For managers, coaches and consultants working with others around their character strengths, it’s sometimes difficult to see how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a work environment. The key is finding the right context and expression with colleagues which will  differ from the way it is... Read More

The Mystery of Love

February 22, 2017 by ·

“There is great mystery to love, how it shows up. If you are not paying close attention, you could miss it,” explained Neal Mayerson, founder of the VIA Institute, during my interview with him. Neal knows that firsthand. He almost missed his shooting star moment. He shares his personal... Read More

A Simple Phrase for Each Character Strength

October 20, 2015 by ·

Using your character strengths can lead to a boost in happiness. Many scientific studies have shown this. But, sometimes clarity is needed on what strengths are and how to use them. Below are the 24 strengths found to be universal (cross-cultural) and within human beings. Each of these is... Read More

U2’s Top 4 Character Strengths for Success

May 5, 2015 by ·

Special guest blogger: Michael Lee Stallard, president of E. Pluribus Partners and author of Connection Culture. U2 will undoubtedly be one of the greatest bands in history. But to think they began as a band people laughed is unfathomable. Today, U2 has been awarded more Grammy awards than any... Read More

Love Is A Strength Meant To Be Shared

February 28, 2014 by ·

Love is a strength meant to be shared. Please share it generously. Read More

What Happens When You Consider The ‘Sense Of’ Strengths

January 7, 2014 by ·

Contributed by:  Patty Newbold is a marriage educator and author of http://AssumeLove.com. A Sense of Honor It started when I passed a billboard the other day. It had a photo of a Marine in full dress uniform and the words “A sense of honor.” I thought ah, one of... Read More

Practicing Love Can Awaken Your Deepest Of Emotions

November 4, 2013 by ·

In life, the VIA strength of love is the greatest of gifts. It brings so much joy to every day. It awakens your deepest of emotions; and, while it sometimes can make us feel vulnerable, love gives strength to our strongest of muscles. In my book, there is nothing... Read More

How Mindfulness Leads To Feeling Love

October 30, 2013 by ·

Sometimes people in the world of strengths make this comment: “I already use my strengths. Why should I bother to use them more?” Here’s a story to explain why: Last week, I sat down and watched my mother and my wife express love to my 2-month old son who... Read More

Mattie Stepanek Taught The World About VIA Strengths

July 29, 2013 by ·

  Mattie Stepanek was just 13 when he lost his battle with a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease…but in his lifetime he taught the world so much about VIA character strengths. I have several of his poetry books at home and every once in awhile I read them when... Read More