If you’ve ever felt drained, unmotivated, or unfulfilled in your work, it might be a sign that you are using the wrong strengths. Being good at something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right fit for you. I call these strengths your ‘Reputation strengths’ – because everyone knows you’re good at them. But because they don’t […]
I was delighted to join Tash on her new podcast, ‘Lead With Less’. We talked all things strengths, including: What it means to be strengths based Why you should play and experiment with your strengths What reputation strengths are and how they might make you feel The importance of creating healthy work boundaries And my
One of the things I love the most about strengths and The Strengths Deck is that there is always more to learn! And I recently had a lightbulb moment about where the ‘Vitality’ strength shows up for me, and how I use it in my daily life and work. What is ‘Vitality’? The definition of
I hate getting things wrong. And I really hate getting stuff wrong when it’s in my area of expertise. Apparently I don’t like being reminded that I’m human (anyone else with me on that?). It happened again in a fairly spectacular way recently, so I decided to turn it into a teachable moment for myself.
One issue that comes up over and over again, whether I’m coaching one person, or speaking with a group, is the concept of strengths overuse. The usual question is, “If I’m good at something, isn’t it better to use it more?” Sweet or sour? Almost anything in life has a sweet spot – the point