The Emotional Fuel that Drives Corporate Profitability

February 1, 2017 by ·

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ that builds employee engagement and has the organization thriving? Hope! Even in the midst of belt-tightening, heightened competition, organizational changes, process and employee redundancies, and declining real pay and benefits, Hope is the emotional engine which generates profitability for organizations! Hope is crucial for effective... Read More

“Characterizing” the Workplace: Using Character Strengths to Create Sustained Success

August 18, 2015 by ·

Introduction Organizations cannot succeed in a sustained manner with only 1 in 5 of its employees fully engaged and motivated and with 1 in 5 employees either dreading work or wishing they could just stay at home instead (Asplund, Lopez, Hodges, & Harter, 2007; VIA Institute, 2015). Business is... Read More

VIA’s Impact on PricewaterhouseCoopers

August 18, 2015 by ·

Whether you run a small, family owned business or a large publicly traded corporation, much of your success stems from keeping your employees content, motivated and committed. So, what happens when you’re the person responsible for this very task, yet continually feel your efforts aren’t really working?  “I found... 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

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