The Art of Strengths Coaching

D is for Doing Your Best After A Disappointment

Don Clifton, the author of Now, Discover Strengths, was once asked about a certain person’s potential. An extremely positive person, Don was also realistic. He answered along the following lines.

“The person has strengths Read more

M is for Following Your Mantras  

People often use mantras to refocus on certain beliefs. The mantras they use may consist of single words, phrases or sounds.

People also follow personal mantras in their daily lives. They follow certain Read more

M is for Managing My Professional World  

“Success calls for getting the right balance between managing your stakeholders, team and customers,” said one senior manager.

“People often think that climbing the corporate ladder will lead to them spending their days directing Read more

P is for The Positive Things You Want To Give People During Your Time On The Planet

People love to have a sense of purpose. They enjoy focusing on training for a marathon, building a house, climbing a mountain, leading a stimulating project or whatever.

Individuals also like to feel they Read more

O is for Focusing On What Is Important In Life By Writing Your Obituary  

Vulnerability can be a great teacher. Sometimes when we fall ill or experience a sense of loss, for example, we learn lessons about what is important in life.

Sometimes the wisdom seeps into Read more

P is for The Pause Approach To Helping People To Reflect Before Proceeding    

Many people now recognise the benefits of pausing during their daily lives. Taking time to reflect can help them to see the big picture and make better decisions. They can rehearse what they are Read more

S is for Stress Testing Your Strategies For Achieving Success

Savvy people are positive but realistic. They start by clarifying their goals. Focusing on the real results to achieve, they settle on the key strategies they can follow to achieve success

They do this Read more

P is for Putting In Positive Performances rather than Worrying About Possible Pressures

Looking back, when have you put in a positive performance and not worried about pressures?

You may have been mentoring a person, playing a sport, performing a song, conducting a surgical operation or whatever. Read more

C is for Staying In The Calm Zone rather than The Chaotic Zone

There are many models for doing fine work. One approach is for people to stay in the calm zone. They can behave in a way that is calm, clear and delivers the desired concrete Read more

V is for Doing Valuable Work In A VUCA World

During the past 20 years many leaders have attended seminars to explore how their organisations and people can thrive in a VUCA world. This is a world where situations can be volatile, uncertain, complex Read more