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Strengths

Is This Where Your Mindfulness Practice Is Going Wrong?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

In a world that seems to grow increasingly loud, distracting and busy, the idea that we can create an oasis of calm in which our problems melt away is not only appealing but has a growing evidence base proclaiming it's benefits. It seems from managing stress and anxiety, to improving depression and a range of health issues, mindfulness can help us.

Focusing on Our Strengths

Pratibha | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pratibha

By focusing on our strengths and daily successes rather than focusing on fixing our failures, we become more effective in life and find greater meaning, satisfaction, and agency. By building on strengths, we learn more, grow more, and grow closer to fulfilling our potential.

How to Improve Your Skills By One Billion Percent

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayodeji Awosika

I'm doing my best to stay on the path to mastering my skills. I've only been writing for about a year. The thought of what it requires to become great makes me have second thoughts about trying--almost every day. But I keep going. Why? Because I love it. To know what I want to do with my life and to avoid it is sinful.

8 Practices to Re-Script Your Self-Story

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Colleen Georges

Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:

Success and Happiness Are a Result of Your Focus

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Your attention expands and amplifies everything. Focusing on an event, a moment, a person's traits, or an emotion will reveal more detail and that detail will attract more detail... on and on... consuming your consciousness.

Can You Bring Out The Strengths In Others?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Let's face it helping people to realize their potential can be hard work. The truth is most of us lack the knowledge and skills to support someone in making lasting changes when it comes to the way they think, feel or act at work.

Are Your Strengths Colliding With Others?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Almost everyone I ask about his or her workplace relationships has at least one story of a difficult manager or colleague that made their jobs miserable. So how might our strengths -- those things we're good at and actually enjoy doing -- make this a little easier?

Overcoming Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis by Engaging the Heart

Reiner Lomb | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Reiner Lomb

Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged, according to a January 2016 Gallup report. This is shocking because it means...

Strengths At Work

Dan Collinson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

Human strengths The psychology of human strengths is becoming increasingly popular in organisations and it is becoming an important approach to increa...

Can You Change Your Strengths?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

For most of us, discovering our strengths - those things we're good at and actually enjoy doing - sounds like a good idea.

Beating Stress and Burnout at Work

Dan Collinson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

I've observed first hand the impact that this has had on employees to the detriment of their health. Very capable and skilled professionals were pushing themselves to the limit with the consequence being that their physical and mental health was failing.

Pull-ups and Hard Work: From Avoidance to Embracing

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As an executive coach, I often spend time with my clients supporting them to be more effective by focusing on and enhancing their strengths. This always made sense to me. It's more efficient to build upon your strengths than to commit to the heavy lifting of addressing weaknesses, particularly with no guarantee of success.

3 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Did you know that developing your strengths -- those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing -- makes it eighteen times more likely you'll describe yourself as "flourishing" at work? Given most of us report we're just getting by when it comes to our jobs, how hard can it be to start doing more of what we do best?

Strength in Adversity

Dan Collinson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Dan Collinson

I am always fascinated about people's strengths and how they can enable a person to be at their best, to flourish and to fulfill their potential. This fascination was what led me to research about strengths and how people thrive, so that I could work with individuals and organisations to apply their strengths, in order to succeed.

Are You Up To The Strengths Challenge?

Dan Collinson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

The premise of the Strengths Challenge is to spend 11 minutes each day doing what you do best for one week, in order to develop your strengths and make all the difference in your job. In February, the Strengths Challenge is going to be run again and it is something that you can get involved with for free.

Could Focusing On Strengths Ruin Your Career?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Encouraging people to focus on their strengths -- those things they're good at and actually enjoy doing -- at work has become a multi-million dollar industry, but could this approach be ruining people's careers? Perhaps.

The 3 Mistakes Companies Make Focusing On People's Strengths

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Have you been asked by your organization to complete a survey that measures you're strengths - those things you're good at and actually enjoy doing at...

9 Steps to Take When You Know You Are Destined for More

Grace Bluerock | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Start taking these steps and before you realize it, you will be well on your way to doing work that gives you a deep sense of purpose and passion. You will become one of the 13 percent of people who love their work.

Discouraged? You Are Not Alone.

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Talking to ourselves sounds foolish but it most certainly isn't. We all have conversations in our heads. We tell ourselves stories -- truth or lies -- and we believe them. How do we manage to overcome it so it doesn't suck us into the vortex of hopelessness?

4 Simple Steps to Use Your Weaknesses to Find Success

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Mehdi Toozhy

Although we might not all be like Richard Branson and see the opportunity as it comes, there are ways we can learn to be more like him by overcompensating our weaknesses. We can turn weaknesses into strengths with a little extra work.

Can You Afford to Stay in a Job You Hate?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Just for a moment let's be really honest. Lately have you been struggling to find the energy to drag yourself into the office? Are you working ridiculous hours worried that if you don't, people will finally discover that you've never really been "good enough" for your job? Do you feel stuck in a role you no longer enjoy, but need the money to survive?

Advice on College Application Essay Writing

Kevin Liu | Posted 08.23.2015 | College
Kevin Liu

Because one essay will be a testament to your passions, strengths and character, it can be an important component of the application. Thus, it is worth spending some time to compose something that accurately represents you, and stands out against the backdrop of other applicants

Overachievers and Underachievers: Feed One. Starve the Other.

George Bradt | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Some achieve as they should. Some more. Some less. How much of that is due to peoples' natures? How much is due to how they were nurtured? And what are the implications for leadership?

Wish You Felt More Authentically Confident At Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Just what does it take to feel more authentically confident at work? After years of lagging in the confidence stakes I can't help but wonder if women are finding a unique and effective approach to begin feeling more confident at work.

Can You Create Good Habits That Stick?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day at work? Take a moment and think about it. Do you have the chance to do what you do best each day? Not just now and again. Not even just most days. But each and every day.