Learn More about the Author and Book
Dr. Ryan Niemiec presents at Tedx on how the VIA Classification is a common language to describe what is best in ourselves and others. He explains how work around character strengths can be compared to 4 levels of lights: the initial pilot light of awareness, a flicker of positivity when a strength is used, beam of light when the strength is noticed by others, and finally a full glow when the strength is appreciated.
In this podcast with workplace wellbeing expert, Michelle McQuaid, Ryan explains how your character strengths are the fuel that makes your other strengths rise. He reviews ways to identify and develop your strengths at work each day, how to find your "power zone" of strengths and 3 of his favorite strengths-based interventions from his new book, Character Strength Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners.
This video shows one of the best research-based activities from the book, Character Strengths Interventions, for improving strengths awareness and fluency.
When thinking about your strengths, remember the 4 E's: Engage, Explore, Explain, and Enhance.
Ryan was honored as a 2017 IPPA Fellow. This was granted to Ryan for his work contributing to the scientific advancement of knowledge in character strengths, mindfulness, positive media/movies, and positive interventions.
More about IPPA 2017
Ryan will be a keynote speaker at the 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology 2018, May 23-25, in Toronto, Canada
More about CPPA 2018
Ryan will be a keynote speaker at the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2018, June 27-30, in Budapest, Hungary
More about ECPP 2018