Archives for Signature Strengths
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:
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.
You don't need to carve out a big chunk of time each day to "practice" mindfulness. I have a quick, simple exercise that you can do (right now!) that will help you cultivate mindfulness and also activate your character strengths!
Happy new year!! 2015 was a great year and I'm convinced that 2016 will be even better. Let's start the new year off right with some happiness exercises. I reviewed all of my articles from 2015 and found the 5 most popular posts.
One of the most fundamental principles that a good leader embodies is: leader, know thyself. A person cannot successfully guide and mentor others if they are not in touch with their own innate strengths.
Why should we care so much about gratitude? Here are three reasons:
These are the top 10 interventions that are not discussed nearly enough - but they should be! I'll also follow-up with a post about the top 10 most popular strategies for boosting happiness.