September 2010 - Strengths Partnership

Strengths-based Motivation – Beyond the Carrot and Stick

16 Sep 2010

In most businesses, there is an overriding assumption that all employees are motivated in the same or at least similar ways. Strong emphasis is placed on rolling out “one size fits all” solutions that may appeal to some employees, but generally fall short of engaging all or at least the vast majority of people. In [&hellip

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Where Can I Use Strengths Assessments – Part 3

16 Sep 2010

The last part in Paul Brewerton’s review of areas we can use strengths assessments in business. Organisation development – in some organisations, a more systemic application of the strengths approach is desirable, perhaps to increase levels of engagement, or to create a most positive, open climate.  When treated as genuine ‘change’ projects, with the incumbent planning, preparation, delivery, [&hellip

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Where can I use Strengths Assessments? Part 2

16 Sep 2010

Part two of Paul Brewerton’s summary of the use of Strengths Assessments today in business: Performance management/appraisal – so often the ‘whipping boy’ of HRM practice, we have seen the appraisal conversation elevated to a new level by the introduction of strengths to the process, often facilitated by an initial strengths assessment and feedback conversation.  [&hellip

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Where Can I Use Strengths Assessments?

07 Sep 2010

The applications for strengths assessments seem to get broader all the time.  Over the next few days we’ll be looking at where we’ve seen strengths assessments used to powerful effect across a range of HR/talent applications.  Of course, the real power comes in the intervention delivered alongside the assessment, e.g. feedback interview, coaching conversation, team [&hellip

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