How To Use a “Strengths Board” to Boost Your Virtual Team

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What is a Strengths Board? And how can a visual display of strengths help you & your team cope with working remotely? If you’re like most people I know, your way of working has been turned upside down since March 2020. For many of us, working remotely has become the new normal. While there are read more…

Building Stronger Teams: Short Video from Scott Crabtree

Are you looking for tools to help you build stronger teams? If so, you’re in luck! We’re offering a 5-part master class on developing strengths, starting July 15, 2020. And to make this series as accessible as possible, we’re providing a very affordable sliding scale! ***Watch the video or read the transcript below.***   Spotlight read more…

Building Strong Virtual Teams: New Five Part Master Class Series!

Wouldn’t it be helpful to lead a strong virtual team during these tough times? I know how hard it is to build a strong virtual team. I’ve led teams for over 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees…and all of that was under “normal” circumstances! Leaders like read more…

How to Recognize True Strength vs. Talent at Work

Do you know your true strengths? Unlock your full potential by discovering the difference between strength vs. talent in the workplace. (Hint: if you know what you’re skilled at, you’re only halfway there…) ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   The Secret to Knowing Your Strengths Strengths are talent plus energy. And the distinction read more…

How to Spot Strengths to Boost Engagement & Results

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Spot Strengths: A Story Adam was a few months into his new job as a Technical Lead. Fortunately, both he and his boss, Chris, thought he was doing pretty well. However, Adam felt a bit concerned about his tendency to ask questions about how different decisions would play out over time. Every time a colleague read more…

How To Update Your Performance Review Methods

This guest post about updating performance review methods is by David Mizne, Chief Contributor and Editor of the15Five blog. It ties in nicely with the “Self-Review” solution card from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game and facilitation tool. Everyone — from employees to HR professionals — has realized traditional performance management techniques aren’t delivering the results read more…

Leading for Happiness & Building Strong Teams: New Coaching Groups!

Wouldn’t it be great to lead a happy, strong, thriving team at work? I know how hard it is for a team to thrive at work. I’ve led teams for 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees–problems you may be wrestling with right now. These problems can read more…

Happiness During Unemployment

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Is it possible to find happiness during unemployment? Science can help us answer this tough question. For most of us, unemployment is not fun at all. I recently found myself out of a full-time job because of “business reasons.” Don’t get me wrong, I understood why I had to be let go–but it still didn’t read more…

Character Strengths Interventions (Book Review)

Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners gives readers a fantastic in-depth tour of the science of the 24 Values-In-Action (VIA) strengths. The guide contains many immediately applicable interventions that can be used with clients. I wished for a reader-friendly guide to the book that recognizes the time pressures that practitioners face. For that reason, I’m going to do my best to provide a “how to use this book” guide at the end of this review.