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Strengths

Why Successful CEOs Protect Strengths and Wipe Out Weaknesses With Support

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Throughout our lives, we're conditioned to focus on our weaknesses. In grade school, we focus on the classes we struggle with in order to lift our grades. When we start our professional lives, reviews often include "focus areas" or areas which we need to improve.

5 Ways to be a More Positive Leader

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As one CEO recently asked me: "Where's the roadmap to becoming a positive leader?" It's a great question and at present researchers are still exploring exactly what such a road map might look like.

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

Can You Develop Your Strengths In Just 11 Minutes?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

If you had eleven minutes each day to just - shine and do what you do best at work -- where would you start? Would you learn something new each day? Take the time to really connect with a colleague? Make some space for creativity?

The Strengths Revolution Transforming Our Workplaces

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As we approach a tipping-point of strengths-development in our workplaces the data suggests there are three factors driving this change forward.

3 Fascinating Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As the body of scientific research into human flourishing continues to grow around the globe -- particularly in the field of positive psychology -- researchers are finding some unexpected approaches to improving our wellbeing.

The Mom That You Are

Meredith Spidel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

Moms, find your glory, and go share it with your kiddos. Being you is one powerful gift to give your children.

Longing for a Strengths-Fuelled Future?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

If you were given the opportunity to create your dream job, do you know what it would look like? What would you be doing each day that build on your strengths? Who would you be working with? Why would you feel proud when you went home each night?

5 Ways to Thrive During the Holidays

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Yes it's that time of year again, the season to be jolly. So why might you be starting to feel a creeping sense of anxiety and even a little bit of dread? The truth is this time of year often finds most of us scrambling. So what are the small changes you can make to help you flourish during this holiday season?

Want To Be More Engaged At Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

After all feeling engaged at work isn't just a way for organizations to squeeze more productivity from us, it's also the secret to being able to perform at your best and maintain your wellbeing -- no matter who you're working for or what your job description says.

10 Reasons to Focus on Your Strengths -- No Matter What Your Job Description Says

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Developing our strengths wasn't a requirement mentioned in any of our job descriptions, but by finding small ways each day to do what we did best we were able to start feeling more engaged and energized about this dreaded project.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

One Man's Weakness Is Another Man's Strength

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

Sometimes we need to take a step back and ask ourselves are we unrealistic or imaginative? Lazy or uninspired? Confrontational or vocal? We all share the same collection of traits; we just call them different things.

3 Ways You Can Be a More Positive Leader

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

What kind of leader are you? No matter what your job title says, each of us have the ability to consistently bring out the best -- or the worst -- in other people around us. So how does the way you show up, impact others around you?

5 Things You Need to Know to Put Your Strengths to Work

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Every strength has what researchers call a "shadow side" that can get us into trouble when our passion and excitement causes us to over do things. Do you have a chance to do what you do best each day at work?

"For The Sake Of What?" Do You Go To Work Each Day?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When we take action by starting with small steps, over time, we become more and more fearless. Instead of our fears running our lives, we're more driven by what inspires us, than by what scares us.

Is Self-Doubt Sabotaging Your Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Ever find yourself hesitating, holding yourself back or even dimming yourself down at work for fear that you'll be discovered as the impostor you really are?

Are Your Strengths Undermining Your Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

It sounds counter-intuitive but new research suggests while many workplaces have started to advocate the use of your strengths, there is a real potential for what you do best to become a career-limiting weakness.

Organizational Excellence Is About Being Perfect Together

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When organizations work well, they allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That's because they can be powerful vehicles for combining our strengths in a way that makes the whole far greater than the sum of the parts.

Your Key to Success Lies in Your Strengths

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

One of the keys to high-performing individuals in any arena is their ability to shut out the noise -- the things they don't think worthy of their focus -- and concentrate on what they love.

What Two-Thirds Of Female Leaders Don't Know About Thriving

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

Can you name your top five strengths -- you know those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing at work? If you struggled, you're not alone.

Why Are Women Really Struggling to Thrive in Our Workplaces?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have well-being, with 40 percent confessing they're "hanging on by a thread" according to a new study. What's going wrong for so many women in our workplaces? Could improving your confidence help you flourish at work?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Megan McDonough | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

The dreaded question of What should I do with my life? is a common one. From childhood to adulthood, we ask it of ourselves and others ask it of us. The decision can be tortuous.

Complex Times Call for Connective Leaders

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

The higher the technology in our world, the higher the human touch needed. The most sought-after leaders today are, by nature, connective. They become...

11 Totally Natural And Completely Unexpected Ways To Ease Pain

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

What's the thing you do best? Our biggest strengths can contribute significantly to our happiness, success and well-being -- and to those of the peopl...