Using strengths to accelerate your career development

20 Feb 2018

In our latest publication – the Strengthscope® Handbook – we showcase all 24 work-based strengths and describe how they can be developed and stretched in order to become even more powerful tools that can help drive your career forward. We also provide clear advice on using your own unique strengths to maximize your effectiveness when [&hellip

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Ditch the resolutions and focus on building a positive mindset in 2018

05 Jan 2018

Many people start each new year with good intentions and resolutions, however, most break these within a few weeks. One of the reasons for this is not just that long standing habits are tough to change as author Charles Duhigg points out in his bestselling book, the Power of Habit, but that our mindset may [&hellip

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Lose the long face…why a positive culture lies at the heart of a high performance culture

19 Dec 2017

Heard of the negativity bias? Well it’s EVERYWHERE! It’s a human predisposition to look for the negative in everything we see. The risk, the downside, the problem, the reason it won’t work. And once upon a time, that human trait really helped us. It probably saved our lives. From animal attacks when we lived in [&hellip

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Performance Management: how to get the ‘team multiplier’ effect

20 Nov 2017

When we think of performance management – as a process, system or series of conversations – we tend to think of managers talking to their direct reports. Perhaps providing them day to day coaching input, goal-setting, development planning, performance reviews and so on.  Which leads us to consider performance management as very much centred around [&hellip

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How to ace tough feedback conversations

02 Nov 2017

Many managers and leaders struggle with tough feedback conversations. They don’t like criticizing people and worry about undermining their relationship and the motivation of the employee if they deliver tough feedback. This often means they end up falling into one of the following traps: Avoidance – they avoid the conversation in the hope that the [&hellip

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