• Building Strengths

    Five personal strengths exercises

    by  • April 14, 2011 • Building Strengths, Favourites

    Build on Strengths “Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” ― Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels. Everyone of us has at least five key personal strengths but surprisingly few of us use them often enough to enjoy the increased happiness, gratification and sense of wellbeing that comes from doing so.  According to Linley (2010) the majority of...

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    Identify Your Personal Strengths

    by  • April 6, 2011 • Building Strengths, Favourites


    ‘The keystone of high achievement and happiness is exercising your strengths’ – Martin Seligman All of us depend on our personal strengths to advance our careers. We also use them to achieve personal fulfilment. And to manage our relationships. Yet very few of us know what our unique personal strengths are. This gap in...

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    Work on Strengths or Weaknesses?

    by  • March 30, 2011 • Building Strengths

    Most people use Personal Development to correct their perceived weaknesses.  In their book “Now, discover your strengths”, Buckingham and Clifton cite research that found 60 percent of Americans opt for fixing their weaknesses while up to 75 percent of Japanese and Chinese do so.  These are the two extremes of the spectrum with the...

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    Strengths Finder Profile

    by  • March 15, 2011 • Building Strengths, Favourites

    “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison. The  StrengthsFinder Profile measures strengths. It does this under 34 headings or themes.  Buckingham and Clifton describe the process in their international best selling book “Now, Discover Your Strengths”.  You can use a one-off access code...

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