Archive for January, 2013

5 Practices for Effective Strengths-Spotting (Part 2 – Self)

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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What are your strengths?

What is best about you?

What qualities make up who you are?

Too many times in my work as a clinical psychologist these questions would be met by blank stares from the person in front of me. And, when the question was answered at all, the response was something vague like “I like baseball” or “I’m good at cooking.” This is consistent with survey research that has found that 2/3 of people do not have a meaningful awareness of their strengths.


Strengths-Spotting Your Way to Happiness (Part 1)

Monday, January 7th, 2013


Strengths-spotting is one of the best, initial activities that deepens our understanding of our strengths and the strengths of others.

There are 2 general levels to strengths-spotting:


 

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