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…

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?”  …

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…

Make Your Strengths a Part of Your Daily Habits

Just knowing your strengths isn’t enough; you must make your strengths a part of your daily habits. The best way I know is to improve your self-talk. Here’s what you do: Find a quiet place, clear your mind, and take a deep breath. On a…

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…

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…

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…

How Do You View Your Strengths?

I coach people for a living as a PCC – Professional Certified Coach and GALLUP-Certified Strengths Coach.And in every case, I have a simple goal: to help my client achieve a personal and professional breakthrough. In my view, nothing…

Use What Makes You Different to Make a Difference

One of my favorite quotes says “What makes you STRONG sometimes makes you STRANGE. What makes you STRANGE, also makes you STANDOUT.” Give that a minute to sink in. Most of us don’t want to think of as strange but we do want to be strong,…