Entries by brent

Live Richer – Monetize Your Strengths

Do you sometimes feel like you’re wasting your potential? And do you also feel unsure about how you can even reach your full potential, even financially? If you do, you’re like a lot of us who want to live our best life. Here’s the secret to living your best life – there is no secret. […]

Building Your Team

“Relationships help us to define who we are and what we can become. Most of us can trace our successes to pivotal relationships.”—Donald Clifton Growing stronger, working smarter, and living richer requires a team. Imagine dog sledding in Canada for the very first time. You’re holding onto the back of your sled as you whip […]

Monetizing Your Analytical Strength

Do you work with anyone who is always asking questions when you present them with any situation?  They look at what you present them and ask questions like “Why?” “How did you get that information?” “Can you verify that data?”   If you know this person, they may have the strength of Analytical®. GALLUP® breaks the […]

Gallup Q12 – Q1: I know what is expected of me at work.

Gallup’s employee engagement work is based on more than 30 years of in-depth behavioral economic research involving more than 17 million employees. Using this rigorous research, Gallup has identified 12 core elements — the Q12 – these core elements link powerfully to key business outcomes. These 12 questions emerged as those that best predict world […]

Leveraging Your Strengths

One of the most insightful questions that a prospective employer can ask is to tell me about your best self. Your best self can help you leverage your strengths to scale up revenue, profitability, and a richer lifestyle. You can think about and prepare for this question in many different ways, but other people who […]

Going In-depth with the Gallup Q12 Survey

Over 25 years ago the Gallup organization set out to find out what differentiates an engaged employee from a disengaged employee. Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Through their comprehensive research study they set out to answer questions like: What do the […]

Facing our Weaknesses

In his book, Go Put Your Strengths to Work, Marcus Buckingham suggests exploring one’s strengths using what he calls the SIGN method—success, instinct, growth, and need. Success—Ask yourself these questions: Have I had a level of success in this activity? Do people tell me that I’m skilled at this activity? Have I won any awards […]