From a Faddy Bandwagon to a Lasting Mark

May 20, 2015 by ·

How do we prevent ‘character education’ from becoming a faddy bandwagon that rolls on by? Educational bandwagons come and go, and normally it doesn’t matter a jot. “Bye, bye coursework,” you think, as some education minister or other rants out his latest vision for driving up standards. “Never mind.... 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

Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss

March 3, 2015 by ·

Your interests in life drive your character strengths and vice versa. Bring the two together and you have a recipe for success in life. Interests and character strengths are two natural energy resources within us. What would your life be like if you maximized both? How might you merge... Read More

Can You Use Your Strengths In Any Job?

September 24, 2014 by ·

With two out of every three people reporting they’re actively disengaged in their jobs it’s clear many of us hope to be more inspired in our work. Perhaps you’re hoping for that extra bit of confidence to ask for a promotion or just to be able to act in... Read More

3 Ways To Improve The Development Of Your Strengths

September 12, 2014 by ·

Have your strengths ever gotten you into trouble at work?  Perhaps people felt you were underplaying strengths they really needed on a project.  Or maybe you were so passionate and excited about a new opportunity that you overplayed your strengths and overwhelmed or alarmed others.   Or have your strengths... Read More

A Regional Sales Director’s Quest for Engagement

August 18, 2014 by ·

For many of us, our work is becoming increasingly isolated. We travel or work from home offices, many without co-workers to chat with in the “break room.” Though we may enjoy more flexibility and spend less time in a cubicle, working remotely definitely has its drawbacks. For Steen Møller... Read More

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Can Character Strengths Help Women Thrive at Work?

June 10, 2014 by ·

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have wellbeing, with 40% confessing they’re “hanging on by a thread” according to a new study by career strategist and author Megan Dalla-Camina. But they’re not alone. Recently 85% of Australian businesswomen also said they were just “functioning” over the past... Read More

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Finding the Bravery to Move On

May 27, 2014 by ·

My 34 year old son, Sean, was hesitant to leave his job. He was under-appreciated (and he is very humble). When he was hired, he was promised a $10,000 signing bonus that was never paid. He continually received top reviews, but was told corporate had changed their policies, so... Read More