For children, just like adults, using their top (or signature) strengths feels energising, motivating and like we are using the best of ourselves. This builds a sense of self-esteem, competence and wellbeing that can grow over time. As a parent, focusing on our children’s strengths, positive qualities and future potential—rather than what they don’t do well—enables them to see the best in themselves and work toward becoming better.
Helping people realise their strengths enables you to get the best from them whatever the context. Whether you are a coach, leader, hiring manager, teacher or parent, strengths are natural, authentic resources that people can draw on to achieve higher performance, find more fulfilment and reach their potential.
As a consultant and master trainer who specialises in assessing and developing people’s potential, clients often ask me to help them select the best tool to support their leadership or people development initiatives. […]
Strengths are now an integral part of the formula for human flourishing and workplace performance. This article explores the main strengths assessment and development tools that have arisen from Positive Psychology research.
Strengths are an integral part of positive approaches to promote thriving in individuals and organisations. Building on research on the benefits of strengths use, new studies are showing what happens in workplaces when each person is recognised for their strengths.
Focusing on strengths is one of the greatest differences you can make to get the best from people and organisations. Sue Langley's recent LinkedIn blog explains why.
It’s tempting to focus on bridging gaps and improving weaknesses when we want to guide people and organisations to succeed. Focusing on strengths makes a far greater difference.
Strengths are at the heart of positive approaches to coaching. They’re also an authentic, energising and accessible resource that can be harnessed to achieve valued outcomes. Once people know what their strengths are, they can use them more often and more effectively. Studies show that when people use their strengths, they become energised and [...]
Positive psychology was in the spotlight at the 3rd Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. […]
We all have things that we are good at and enjoy doing. These are our natural capacities and strengths. They make us and make us feel energised and engaged, ready and able to do our best. Positive psychology — and common sense — tells us that using our strengths every day leads to higher [...]