November 2009 - Strengths Partnership

Strengthening Your Confidence to Succeed

18 Nov 2009

Confidence is at the heart of effective performance. But when setbacks or failures occur at work, our confidence often buckles. Internal voices of self-doubt are amplified and tell us we are no good, which starts of a vicious negative spiral of low self-confidence, poor performance and critical feedback. We have found that focusing on one’s [&hellip

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Using Our Strengths in Balance

08 Nov 2009

In our work, we increasingly hear organisations talking about helping their employees use their strengths more often to achieve a motivated, high performing workforce. This is encouraging and suggests a significant shift in mindset from a deficit or weakness based one to a more strengths-based one. However, the prescription is incomplete. Simply applying strengths more [&hellip

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Appraisals that Result in Collaboration rather than Confrontation

08 Nov 2009

One of the main questions HR decision makers and professionals should be asking themselves is why it is that arguably the most powerful tool available in the HR arsenal is yielding such poor results. In any other discipline, a tool with such a poor track record would almost certainly have been ejected or transformed long [&hellip

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Building Strong Coaching Partnerships

06 Nov 2009

The starting point for a coaching assignment is typically (but not always) a problem or “gap” which threatens to derail the client’s career. Therefore, upon engagement, the client’s focus of attention and initial expectation are typically centred on their problems and weaknesses. There are two reasons for this. The first is that they have learned [&hellip

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Response to “Picking over the Human Remains, a resource that business could let go”, Times, October 5 2009

04 Nov 2009

I’m sure many human resources and training professionals were surprised and dissapointed to read this article in such a highly respected British newspaper. For those of you who didn’t read the article, the final paragraph will probably give you the gist of what the rest of the article contains. The journalist, Sathnam Sanghera, writes: “Get [&hellip

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