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Character Strengths

How Do You Show Love To Your Colleagues?

For many people, it may seem strange to express  love at work, but with a little guidance anyone can see that this character strength has a very important place among colleagues.

Here’s a conversation I often have with professionals who view the 24 character strengths to help them understand how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a workplace:
Manager: “I see how the strengths of perseverance and self-regulation are important at work because employees can learn to work hard, be disciplined, and focus their attention.”
Ryan:...
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Character Strengths

From Self-Criticism to Self-Inquiry

Many times after a business or work meeting, especially those involving one-on-one interaction, I would leave the meeting and a voice in my head would say:

You should have said _____.
Why didn’t you bring up _____? Why did you hold back?
You could have been smoother when you were discussing ____.
The other person wasn’t receptive to my idea about ___. I should have explained it better.

And on and on my thinking would go. ...
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Character Strengths

Strengths + Passion = Happiness

I enjoy bringing my strengths to my work. I express my curiosity as I open up each new e-mail message, I express hope as I help clients work through struggles, and I express love (warmth and genuineness) with my colleagues as we discuss new ideas and process daily work happenings. This fills me with a greater passion and commitment to my work.

How about you? Do you express your highest character strengths each day...
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