You might think that all good leaders have leadership as one of their top strengths. But, this is not always the case. Good leaders effectively harness their unique profile of signature strengths, which may include other strengths such as creativity, perspective and kindness, to motivate and inspire their teams. Recent research shows that when you understand and activate your positive personality traits, you become more resilient, manage stress better, and find greater fulfilment in life. Learn more about capitalizing on your own strengths to become a leader in this exclusive program for Business Executives, Directors and Business Leaders.
Research shows that using your character strengths can:
- Help you find more engagement at work
- Boost resilience
- Find greater happiness
- Improve your relationships
To learn how your strengths can contribute to these outcomes get your in-depth Reports which provide:
- Key research and in-depth information on your signature strengths
- Tips for using your signature strengths in new ways
- In-depth analysis on overusing and under using your signature strengths
- …and much more!
- Together these reports provide you with a robust view of what is best in you and how to leverage your strengths to build your best life.
Week 1: Explaining the concept of character strengths and significance to everything about positivity to life and living a successful life
Plurality, strengths types/subtypes, connection with each flourishing element, being vs. doing, talents vs. character, phasic strengths, and signature strengths. It’s all important. Get caught up on what’s been happening since the VIA Classification and VIA Survey were released. And, explore an important intervention: Do you value your highest strengths?
Week 2: The strengths paradox.
Strengths blindness is pervasive. How can you move from chronic strengths unawareness and going through the motions in life to strengths mindfulness and strengths use? This session will also focus on how to introduce strengths, the importance of applying strengths in achieving more in your relationships and goals achievements.
Week 3: Overuse, underuse, and optimal-use of strengths.
Can we have too much of a good thing? “Yes, we can,” says research, over and over. There are many patterns by which we overuse and underuse our strengths. Understand the different types of overuse and underuse, as well as the golden mean of character strengths which helps us and our relationships create strengths balance while managing chronic overuse and underuse.
Week 4: Deconstruct your approach with clients.
Character strengths can be woven into your approach to your plan and relationships (or theoretical orientation), no matter what your approach is. You might be solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, past-oriented, eclectic, or interpersonal-based. The integration of character strengths will help you connect with your relationships and deepen your work, from the beginning to the end.
Week 5: Strength traps and pitfalls with strengths application.
No matter how much you plan, you will encounter struggles and traps in strengths application. Learn to look out for the most common pitfalls, and ways your strengths-based approach can manage these traps.
Week 6: The anatomy of a positive intervention.
Are your strengths interventions in alignment with what researchers call “wise interventions”? Or, do they fall under the category of “random selection” or “everything but the kitchen sink” or “flavor of the month.” We’ll examine the key elements of finding the right strengths intervention “fit” for your intentions, plans and relationships.
Week 7: Character strengths dynamics – strengths collisions, synergies and more.
Character strengths can come together–intrapersonal or interpersonally–to be greater than the sum of their parts and substantial benefits arise. And, character strengths can collide and create problems, stress, and conflicts, also known as a strengths collision. These concepts will come to life through examples and personal reflections for the purpose of getting your projects a done and fulfilling your goals
Week 8: Applying strengths into any context: Little Steps to crafting and sustaining your Intentions, Goals, relationships etc
This Program is based on the work of
Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Coach, International Speaker, Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, Widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on the science and practice of character strengths, and author of seven books including his latest,
Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners.