fostering a community of people interested in exploring strengths
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on April 30, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Interesting and important tidbit of information I've been knocking about. Did you know that the brain does not hear the "not?" When I say "Don't think of flying monkeys", your brain only hears "Think of flying monkeys." Did you know that? (You may have just had the experience of it: what colour are…Continue
How can I play up my strengths at work without looking like I’m showing off?
Your instinct to let people know your strengths is a good one. The more we can all get comfortable talking about our…Continue
Added by TMBC on April 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."
Added by Charlotte Jordan on April 25, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments
The language we uses creates our reality. That’s one of my firmly held beliefs. It’s also a firmly held belief of Appreciative Inquiry practicioners. AI is a change methodology that posits that what we focus on expands, so look for what’s working in a system and learn why it’s working to inform your way ahead. By seeking what’s working in the system and shining a light on it, you also crowd out what’s not working. If you go looking for problems, you’ll find them. There’s no doubt about…Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on April 21, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments
I realize the benefits of focusing on strengths, and I most definitely want to do that with my team, but I'm still not clear about a few things. If I'm not supposed to emphasize weaknesses, how do I give my team criticism? Can I talk about weaknesses and poor performance at all, or is that focus going to undermine everything else? Also, if people are supposed to stop doing what weakens them, what do I do if…Continue
Added by TMBC on April 19, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
~John Wooden, UCLA basketball coach…Continue
Added by Charlotte Jordan on April 18, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
This week, I'm working on a plan for a strategy setting meeting I'm leading next week. Anyone out there recently create "misson, vision, values" stuff? There's a lot of TIRED information, I'll tell you. SWOT = BLAH.
But here's a cool re-take on SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,…Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on April 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by Charlotte Jordan on April 11, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is." Albert Einstein
I am reading "Appreciative Coaching" (Orem, Binkert and Clancy). The authors are basically marrying Appreciative Inquiry and coaching - pretty simple. Very powerful. If you're not familiar with AI, essentially: instead of problem solving, study what works. Instead of focusing on what is not working, explore what gives life to people and their…Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on April 7, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
It probably won't surprise you that one of my least favorite parts of being a manager is having to terminate an employee. Obviously, in cases of misconduct or similar situations, there is no choice and it has to be done. But I especially dread it when it's simply a matter of a mishire or a changing situation meaning someone doesn't seem to be suited for the job. I would really like to be able to never have…Continue
Added by TMBC on April 5, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
"Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Added by Charlotte Jordan on April 4, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on April 2, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments
Added by Jaqai on April 1, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments