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Podcast Appearance: How to Use Your Genius Strengths to Do More of What You Love

Reading Time: 18 minutes My friend Karl Craig-West hosted me on his podcast to talk about how to use your Genius strengths to do more of what you love. We talk about how you can figure out and use your Genius strengths, how to spot and collaborate with other people’s strengths, and how to use your unique strengths to …

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Three Ways to Use Your Strengths to Power-Up Your Work

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you know how to use your strengths to power-up your work? When you know what you’re great at, and that lights you up (as well as what doesn’t), you can create simple strategies that will bring more energy, fun, and achievement to your life and work. The origin of this article This article started …

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How To Find The Sweet Spot For Your Strengths

Reading Time: 7 minutes The key to getting the most out of working with your strengths is knowing how to find the sweet spot for each strength. This article will teach you five simple strategies for finding your sweet spot, so that you can enjoy better results. A quick strengths primer If you aren’t familiar with how I define …

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How To Get Off The Hedonic Treadmill

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every New Year people hit the gym and jump on a treadmill to undo their Christmas excesses without understanding the real issue: getting stuck on the hedonic treadmill.  Thankfully, once we become aware of how the hedonic treadmill operates, we can implement strategies to minimise its impact, or even help us jump off it. What …

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Is It Really Possible To Overuse A Strength?

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the most common questions I hear when talking to people about their strengths is whether it is possible to overuse a strength. After all, it’s something that you’re great at, and that lights you up. What could possibly go wrong? Remember “Occupational Overuse Syndrome”? When I first learned how to type, it was …

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Great results: Strategy 5 – involve others

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve read through my previous series on how to have great ideas, ‘involve others’ will be a familiar strategy for you. There’s an excellent reason for including it again in this series about converting great ideas into great results. Why? Because in most change efforts, we get better results together than we do alone. …

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Great results: Strategy 4 – set goals and track progress

Reading Time: 8 minutes This article addresses one of the most important aspects of any change process – to set goals and track progress. Change programmes always face challenges. Two of the most common are having doubters in the group, and not yet knowing the ideal solution(s). When we kick off a change programme, or even a single experiment, …

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