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Character Strengths

Do You Have Trouble Making Decisions?

I recently sat down with a client after she took the VIA Survey using my VIA professional link. I set-up the link so she did not receive her free Character Strengths Profile after completing the survey because I wanted to reveal her strengths to her in our session together. It ended up being a very eye-opening experience for her and for me as her coach! Discussing her strengths opened new opportunities for us to explore around decision-making. Here's how the conversation went:

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Character Strengths

When Grit Falls Short

Special Guest Blogger: Robert McGrath, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, VIA Institute on Character "Grit" seems to be the latest buzzword in character education; and has recently garnered more attention with the publication of Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, which was declared an Amazon best seller even before it was published. The result has been a rush to target perseverance and passion as goals in school systems across the country.
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Character Strengths

Create a Habit to Find More Engagement

There is a famous quote: “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” But, how can we use this advice to help us with our day-to-day work tasks? I'll tell you. Take one small act and turn it into a habit that allows us to use our character strengths. This new habit can change the way we feel at work, and we have the number to prove it.
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