The Art of Strengths Coaching

P is for Following Your Principles When Dealing With Provocation  

Looking back, can you think of a time when you followed your principles in the face of provocation? This could have been in your personal or professional life.

You may have stayed calm Read more

R is for Romantic Realists Who Deliver Remarkable Results

During the past fifty years I have studied many positive realists. Such people have a positive attitude, but are also good at reading reality. They are not blind optimists.

This approach led to studying Read more

E is for Enjoyment Spreaders rather than Enjoyment Suppressors

There are many ways to look at people. One approach is to see them as enjoyment spreaders or enjoyment suppressors.

Some people believe in spreading enjoyment. They want to encourage people and enable Read more

B is for Choosing To Tackle Big Challenges Where You Can Be At Your Best

Great workers choose to tackle big challenges where they can be at their best. They may take this step in their work as educators, athletes, mountain climbers or in some other role.

Such people Read more

F is for Creating The Foundation And Framework That Enables People To Do Fulfilling Work  

There are many models for encouraging people to do their best. One approach is to create the right foundation and framework that enables people to do fulfilling work.

Good leaders implement the right Read more

H is for Promoting Health, Hope And Happiness rather than Hate

Different people choose different ways to live life. Some people choose to promote health, hope and happiness. Some people choose to promote hate. The things that they promote have consequences, both for themselves Read more

E is for Enlightenment, Execution And Excellence

There are many models for doing fine work. One approach is to go through the stages of enlightenment, execution and excellence.

Enlightenment may mean, for example, making a creative breakthrough. Many people have such Read more

A is for Acting Like An Adult In The Room  

“They behaved like the adult in the room.”

This is a phrase sometimes used to describe a person who showed maturity and wisdom in a challenging situation. Such a person takes responsibility and reassures Read more