Are You Good Enough For Yourself?

“I didn’t do it perfectly and they know it. They’re judging me but aren’t saying it out loud.” “I could have responded in a much better way.” “People who can’t parent well shouldn’t have kids.” “He’s great when doing this but really comes up short when doing that.” These thoughts…

Some Key Considerations for making a Career Transition

Starting a career or making a career transition can be both scary and challenging.  While many people have approached me for career profiling and coaching, one of the more interesting things I’ve heard is this: “Alex, the reason I’m approaching you for help is because I recently got terminated…

Are you self-sabotaging with this misuse of strengths?

Did you know that over 15.7 million Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessments assessments have been taken to date?  Given how young this tool is, this number is staggering.  Nevertheless, as powerful as the Strengths-Based approach is, many people may be engaging in self-sabotaging behaviors without knowing it.   One Misconception About Strengths Some time…

How you may be unknowingly sabotaging your own goals and what to do about it

We had another awesome talent showcase session for the StrengthsFinder Singapore Network.  There was lots of fun and laughter as we all created and shared our own dream boards.  There were dreams to travel, become fitter, and to live our passions, and we had our boards to help steer our…

Theme Insights – Maximizer (Part II)

In a previous article we saw a brief overview of the characteristics of Maximizers and some ways to manage their tendency to work excessively on a task in their strive towards excellent standards. In this article, we take a deeper dive into what Maximizer means, and what it looks like…

Starting 2017 Strong – Gratitude

As we begin the new year, it is all too common to dive into new resolutions and goals for the year. If you haven’t already taken some time at the end of 2016 to practice some gratitude, now is a good time to start before bulldozing ahead for the…

Here’s how to wrap up the year for 2016

It didn’t seem that long ago when I was just setting the goals for objectives for this 2016, and because I know it, it is now coming to an end!  I can’t help but ask myself “Where did all the time go?!”  Here’s a nice way to wrap up…

Activating and Increasing Self-Motivation – Part 2

“5… 4… 3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF!”   The voyage began at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, and ended 4 days later on July 20 at 4:18 p.m. EDT, when the Lunar Module of the Apollo 11 finally landed on the Moon. 1. It was mankind’s first foray to the moon…

Empower Your Organization by Appreciating People

This article is a second part to the rationale for business owners or managers to build a culture of appreciation at the workplace. How can you implement appreciation at work such that it is meaningful for every person? Incentives for Appreciation May Backfire In her debt collection company, Christina…

One Part of Employee Engagement You Could Be Overlooking

What underlies employee engagement is a series of ‘productive’ behaviours that may not be captured adequately by an annual survey, according to Paul White, a business coach and psychologist. Business managers want to instil positive behaviours in the workplace – for people to show up at work, follow instructions…