Career Development

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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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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Why strengths-based conversations should be at the heart of your new performance management system

19 Oct 2017

Speak to most managers and employees and they will tell you that appraisals are a dreaded and demotivating experience. It is no surprise then, that according to the latest Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, more and more organizations are now experimenting with new approaches to performance management including continuous feedback, coaching and reducing the focus [&hellip

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Words create worlds so leaders (and HR) should mind their language

10 Oct 2017

Our mindset, or how we view the world, determines the words we use and these in turn impact the type of work culture we create. So, a leader or HR person who focuses on the negatives and emphasizes weaknesses, problems and issues, will end up creating a negative and demotivating work climate (see diagram below). [&hellip

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