Oct 29
Why you should be bad at something

Over the past couple of months I’ve written many times about the benefits of focussing on your strengths (e.g. here and here); most Positive Psychology literature (unsurprisingly) concentrates on what’s good about using a strengths-based approach and mentions very little in the way of the downsides. I’ve come across the phrase “overusing strengths”, but that’s […]

Jul 11
Strengths-Based Recruitment is Making Business Human

Norwich Union is a company at the cutting edge of leadership and management techniques in the UK, for the past 18 month piloting the use of a strengths-based approach in various areas of Organisation Development and Human Resource Management, such as recruitment. For most candidates and companies, the interview process is something to be endured […]

May 21
Identify Your Strengths 2

Our last post looked at how to identify your character strengths using the VIA-IS on-line tool. There is another on-line inventory called the Gallup Strengths Finder tool. In order to access it, you need to buy Tom Rath’s book first; with the book you get a password which enables you to access the tool on-line. […]