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

Three Strengths Strategies To Start Your Day

February 6, 2014 by ·

How often do you walk into a situation— whether it be a party, a work meeting, or just an evening at home with your family— and actively look for the best qualities in your friends/colleagues/family members? Research shows that strengths-spotting is one of the best, initial activities that deepens... 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

Even Rock Stars Can Reframe Situations With Character Strengths

September 24, 2013 by ·

Our thanks to May Beth Schappe, ACC, founder of  The Appreciative Lens, LLC for this post.   When we are able to utilize our strengths, our goals are fueled through the lens of what matters most, what catapults our authentic actions, and what will contribute our overall well-being. Identifying... Read More

5 Practices for Effective Strengths-Spotting (Part 2- Self)

February 1, 2013 by ·

What are your strengths? What is best about you? What qualities make up who you are? Too many times in my work as a clinical psychologist these questions would be met by blank stares from the person in front of me. And, when the question was answered at all,... Read More