“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
“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
We seem today to be surrounded by devices, books, ideas, apps to help us get as much done in as short a time as possible. Many of these approaches have merit and (sometimes) we do seem to get more done in a day than was ever possible even a few years ago. Another, more old … Read More
As we look into the fresh beginnings of a new year, I wanted to offer a bold idea that could absolutely transform your organization in 2017: What if you could replace your entire people strategy with the diagram above and a simple mantra? That may seem crazy, but hear me out… For each individual, the zone where the two circles … Read More