The Art of Strengths Coaching

W is for The Three Waves Approach To Shifting A Culture

Imagine you are a leader. You have been given the authority to do whatever is necessary to shift an organisation’s culture. Some leaders invite the employees to ‘change’, but this seldom works.

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T is for Being A Trusted Advisor

There are many ways to help people. One approach is to be a good trusted advisor. This article is based on the workshops I run for organisations that want their people to act Read more

P is for Putting Yourself Into Situations Where You Are Fully Present  

There are many ways to do fine work. One approach is to put yourself into situations where you feel fully present. Looking at your life and work, when does this happen for you? Here Read more

D is for The Development Approach Rather Than The Change Approach Delivering The Desired Results  

The development approach believes that people already have the seeds of development within them. They already have strengths and successful patterns. They can be helped to build on these – plus sometimes add other Read more

S is for Seven Steps For Helping A Person To Step Up And Succeed  

Many organisations want their people to step up. They want them to be self-motivated, develop their skills and deliver success. Some organisations approach this in a structured way whilst others do it in Read more

A is for Aiming To Be An Altruist, Artist, Architect, Artisan Or Achiever  

There are many ways to do fine work. You may choose to follow the way of being an altruist, artist, architect, artisan or an achiever. Sometimes you may also combine elements of each role.

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E is for Ease, Effectiveness and Excellence In Situations Where There Is An Edge

There are many ways to do fine work. One approach is to focus on being at ease, being effective and delivering excellence in situations where there is an edge.

Some people thrive in stimulating Read more

P is for The Positive History Approach To Getting Positive Results    

There are many ways to live life. One approach is for people to learn from their positive history and to follow their positive patterns to get positive results.

Everybody has a positive history. Everybody Read more

P is for People Being Positive And Predictable Rather Than Negative And Unpredictable  

There are many ways to support people. One approach is to be positive and predictable rather than to be negative and unpredictable.

Parents and leaders often take the positive approach when encouraging others to Read more

A is for The Assets Approach rather than The Angst Approach

People can choose their attitude in life. They can, for example, choose to focus on the assets approach or the angst approach. The choice they make has consequences – both for themselves and for Read more