24 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

January 21, 2016 by ·

You’re busy.  I get it.  It can be hard to keep up with your boss’ expectations, the needs of your family and friends, never mind looking after your own wellbeing.  But what if in just 11 minutes a day you could make all of this a little easier and... Read More

VIA Character Strengths at Work

July 19, 2015 by ·

The VIA Institute on Character joined up with workplace well-being expert and best-selling author, Michelle McQuaid, to check on the progress American workers are making in identifying and leveraging their strengths at work. 1,000 employees across the country, ranging in age from 18 to 55, were randomly surveyed to see... Read More

Finding Mental Wealth at Work

March 17, 2015 by ·

Can you really improve each of the following at work by using your strengths? Happiness Productivity Engagement Meaningful work Have you heard the phrase: An engaged employee is a happy employee? Or maybe it’s the other way around – an engaged employee is a happy one? Either way, these... Read More

Is There A Strengths Revolution Underway In Our Workplaces?

March 10, 2015 by ·

As a senior leader in a large global organization I was shocked when I first came across the data that suggested only 2 out of every 10 people had a chance to do what they do best each day at work. Shocked, but not surprised.  Let’s be honest at... 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

Do Annoying People Have Character Strengths?

November 22, 2013 by ·

Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, for sharing this guest post.View post   Ever found yourself dealing with a difficult colleague or client at work? You know who I’m talking about.  They’re the person who despite your friendliest efforts, always seem to make your... Read More

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