fostering a community of people interested in exploring strengths
I came across this list in the book "Positive Psychology Coaching" by Robert Biswas-Diener (leaning my coaching more and more towards Appreciative Coaching/Positive Coaching - anyone else out there coach with this lens?)
Self Actualization Behaviours:
Love this list. How did you fare with the list? I'm certainly a work in progress. I particularly like #9. I hadn't ever had a word for that thing I do when I stare out at the world in complete awe. As a strengths strategist, I now understand that the work that I do with leaders to help them live a stronger life is also helping them to self-actualize. (I guess I already knew it but hadn't made the comparison before)
Here are some good questions for your clients, help them to understand how deeply their connected to their development:
"How much time do you reserve in a typical week for self-reflection?" or "What would happen if, when you made choices, you asked yourself "How will this choice lead to my own personal growth?" or "When do you have the hardest time being honest with others? With yourself?"
Coaches, what other questions would you ask?