Theme Insights – Adaptability (Part II)

We learnt in a previous article that people with high Adaptability engage with change enthusiastically, and prefer to go with the flow. Their energies pool in the now and the present. As with any other talent theme, it can sometimes be perceived negatively. In this article, we look at some…

The problem with the problem

One of the first steps I take in coaching is to help people identify their goals. Some clients start off by stating what they want to achieve, some start off with a problem they want to avoid or get rid of.  Regardless of their starting point, we always end up redefining both…

Strengths Conversations – With Jerrick Sik

“I’m still a student, will the Clifton StrengthsFinder still be useful for me?”  That’s a question I’ve heard many times.  In this conversation, see what the experiences of a 18-year old student are, and how he used applied it in his own life.    

One key in Strengths Development – Habits

I need to build some new habits (or get rid of old ones) if I want to meet my goals. Like many guys, one of my goals is to get awesome-looking, lean six-pack abs. Vanity I know, but at least I’m honest about it.  Unfortunately, my belly now looks more…

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…