“Energizing Change” – 5 Steps to using Strengths to Lead Change
We live in a world with ever increasing amounts of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA). Said differently, we are experiencing a world that is changing faster and more dramatically than any other time in human history.
As leaders of change, it is important that we become more able to notice how we respond to these conditions, and the ways we impact others, as we all move towards an unknown, unclear, unformed and uncertain future, co-creating a world where more people #lovework.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce we’ve officially joined the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (Burlington, Vt.) as its first official partner! To learn more about David L. Cooperrider’s Center for Appreciative Inquiry, go here. For more “official press release” kind of stuff, read on… // Strengthscope®, the assessment suite that works to “energize … Read More
Last week I gave a talk in Los Angeles for International Coaching Week. As I was on the plane flying home I read through my feedback forms, and noticed a couple comments indicating the participants would have liked more examples of workplaces that help people work freely in their strengths. I’ve heard this request a … Read More
By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd Every day leaders face tough challenges and changes impacting their organizations. Choosing how to respond in any given situation provides a “moment of truth” which determines how a leader is perceived and their impact on the organization’s results. Most leaders find themselves alternating between … Read More
We all assume work has to suck, but does it? Why shouldn’t we love what we do? It’s my mission in life to help companies create work environments that don’t suck by speaking, writing, consulting—whatever I can do to help companies see the big picture. Over the past decade, I’ve worked with people in all … Read More
By James Brook Joint Founder and MD, Strengths Partnership Ltd The value of inquiry or powerful questioning is now well established and becoming even more relevant given today’s hyper-competitive, fast changing and complex business environment. Some of the benefits include: Inviting people to share diverse perspectives and ideas Empowering people to think for themselves … Read More
“Love what you do.” We hear this quote so often it has become cliché. Yes, yes, it’d be lovely if we could all love what we do, but does that mean we’re all supposed to go out and become a professional basketball player who wins an NBA Championship, an astronaut who walks on the … Read More
Last week, Strengthscope® received “Registered Test” Status with the UK’s British Psychology Society. As of this writing, only 39 assessments in the world have passed the BPS’s rigorous test model. And Strengthscope® is the FIRST and ONLY Strengths assessment in the world to achieve this status. Strengths-based assessments (and assessments in general) are growing in popularity, … Read More
By Amanda Sollman (Originally posted on Mark Jewell Training’s blog) Imagine for a second that you’re planning a trip to your parents’ house. A few things you may consider include: Take the freeway or side streets? Your car or your spouse’s? Plane, train or automobile? No one route is better than the other. It all depends … Read More
This is the first in a series called Faces of Strengthscope, where real people tell how Strengthscope improved their work and lives. // When I met Josh Allan Dykstra and Strengthscope, my family was struggling, and I didn’t know why. My husband Ken and I have worked in human development for over three decades. We … Read More