The Art of Strengths Coaching

C is for Showing Character During Challenges

People sometimes welcome challenges. They look forward to testing themselves when playing a key soccer match, delivering a keynote speech or tackling a particular kind of crisis.

Great workers, for example, want Read more

U is for Appropriate Urgency

Great workers demonstrate appropriate urgency. They do things at the right pace on the road to achieving success.

Sometimes they do things quickly. Sometimes they take time to reflect before acting. Sometimes they put Read more

S is for Sharing Knowledge That Helps People Succeed rather than Trying To Sell

Looking back, when have you shared knowledge in a way that helped people to succeed? You took this approach, rather than aiming to sell something or straining to impress.

What was your role in Read more

S is for Stimulation And Solace For The Soul

How do you stimulate your soul? How do you, when appropriate, find solace for the soul?

Some activities may, of course, satisfy both needs. Doing these things may increase your strength to give to Read more

C is for Checking Your Compass

Different people use different approaches to checking whether they are following their internal compass.

Some revisit the eternal questions regarding finding meaning in their lives. A person may ask: “Who am I? Why Read more

G is for Great Work And Grunt Work

How can you balance your great work and grunt work? People don’t mind doing tough jobs, providing they can see the point. But they don’t like performing grunt work that doesn’t make sense.

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C is for Credibility

Over the years I have worked with many people who aimed to develop fulfilling careers. One of the key questions individuals have asked has been:

“How do I establish credibility?”

People buy success, of Read more

I is for The Importance Of Imagination

People love to use their imagination. They love to explore ideas, cultures and other ways of doing things. Imagination can take them to places that provide solace and stimulation for the soul.

People sometimes Read more

W is for Working Like A Winner Before You Can Be A Winner

“People need to work like winners before they can be winners,” is a message given by many sports coaches. Similar principles apply in other fields.

Many talented athletes burn brightly in their early careers, Read more

L is for Love, Lightness And Laughter In Life

Many people do what others would consider to be challenging work. They may counsel people with PTSD, help refugees or tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

How do such people retain their sanity? Some Read more