The Art of Strengths Coaching

S is for The Super Teams Approach

There are many models for building great teams. The super teams approach is one that has a track record of helping teams and organisations to achieve their goals. Here is a brief overview of Read more

P is for Pursuing A Relatively Predictable Path Towards Achieving Positive Results

During the past 50 years I have been given the chance to study many great workers. These have included people working in psychotherapy, education, sports, business and other fields.

When watching these people in Read more

T is for People Working Together By Focusing On The Third Side

William Ury described one way that The Third Side approach can help people to resolve differences. You can discover more about his superb work in this area via the following link.

The piece Read more

M is for Focusing On The Team’s Mission, Maintenance And Magic  

There are many models for building a fine team. One approach is to ensure that people keep focusing on the team’s mission, maintenance and magic. Let’s explore each of these themes.

The Mission Read more

D is for Drive, Delivery And Deadlines  

There are many models for doing creative work. One approach is to use the power of setting yourself a deadline. Taking this approach focuses the mind. Setting a deadline forces you to gather your Read more

G is for Getting A Good Grounding  

There are many ways to develop. One approach is to clarify your gifts. It is then to get a good grounding in the activity where you want to do good work.

Looking back, can Read more

R is for Recognising The Rules In A Situation And Following Your Route To Get The Desired Results  

People like to know the rules in a situation. There are rules that exist in families, relationships, teams, organisations and societies. Sometimes these rules are clear, sometimes these are vague.

People can feel Read more

P is for Making Learning Personal, Practical and Profitable

“The learner learns what the learner wants to learn,” we are told.

Good educators often follow this approach when designing educational experiences. They aim to make the learning:

Personal – It must relate to Read more

D is for Being Duty Driven

Different people are driven by different senses of duty. They may feel a duty to care for their family, follow a moral code, pursue a philosophy, follow their vocation or whatever. This commitment often Read more

P is for Seeing People’s Patterns And The Possible Consequences  

There are many models for understanding people and their behaviour. These range from psychoanalytic approaches to studying people who deliver peak performance.

One approach is to focus on a person’s patterns and the Read more