Tag: leading with strengths

How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses

Posted on May 7, 2019

This article points out the key ways to use strengths, and how we often  overuse key strengths.  A study is cited on how often managers can overuse signature strength or, as Melinda Gates is quoted as saying:  "Often our greatest weaknesses are the other side our strengths." Thank you! Rosemarie From The New York Times: How Your Strengths Can Sometimes Become Weaknesses Instead of striving to use your strengths more often, aim to use them ...

Using Evidence Based Positive Psychology Methods to Grow Your Business

Posted on January 10, 2016

Social Scientists at the turn of the 21st century decided to study what makes people thrive, flourish and lead successful lives.  The results of these studies have given us some rich data to apply to our lives, especially our work lives where we are spending more and more of our time. Applying these resources to the work place costs minimal amounts.  The rewards on this investment yield: increased employee engagement, greater employee productivity and higher ...

Positivity in the Work Place

Posted on January 12, 2013

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="HSSrVW_zYK4" width="640" height="390" anchor="https://www.perlacoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/PositivityInTheWorkPlace-600.jpg"]Research shows that when we can maintain a ratio of 3 (positive emotion) : 1 (negative emotion) in the work place we show up more able to make and maintain productive relationships, have more effective team interactions and more successful client interactions.  Maintaining this ratio is challenging given the negative bias of negative emotions on the brain: we are biologically hard wired to pay more attention to negative emotion.  Often stated: ...

Getting happier at work

Posted on January 23, 2010

“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do” Jahad-ad-din Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273) [caption id="attachment_109" align="alignleft" width="150"] Getting Happier at Work[/caption] Remember when you were a little kid and you would dream about who you wanted to BE when you grew up?   Just the thought of independently communicating your power at a job where you expressed your talents, strengths and interest...felt, well it felt grown up. Then you grew up.  Keeping the ...

What does an executive coach do?

Posted on October 29, 2009

"Let him that would move the world, first move himself" --Socrates Executive coaches work more or less exclusively with senior people from organizations.  They work with clients to achieve speedy, increased and sustainable effectiveness in their lives and careers through focused learning.  The coach’s sole aim is to work with the client to achieve all the client’s potential- as defined by the client. In today’s competitive work and economic environment where business people find themselves, ...