Thinking with your hands

“Your hand-bone is linked to your brain-bone”.  That’s what Robert Rasmussen, our Lego Serious Play (LSP) Trainer, would repeatedly say.  And it would seem that there’s something that happens when we start building something.  What’s intangible starts to take form, we start to be able to…

Theme Insights – Connectedness (Part II)

In a previous article, we found out how people with Connectedness have a knack for linking concepts together, enough to perpetuate creativity in discussions. Here, we take a step back and look at Connectedness with a macro view – what Connectedness looks like in its raw…

Quick Tips for Changing Behaviour

With one of her widest smiles, my mum walked up to me and handed me a 3-pack Kinder Bueno box, knowing that I love chocolates. Most of the time, this would be a great thing, except that I recently put myself on a diet. The last time I happened…

Strengths Conversations – With Nathanael Moss

During this video interview, I was blown away by Nathanael’s understanding and application of StrengthsFinder in his life.  This is one video you don’t want to miss if you want to see how he created opportunities at work for himself through an understanding of his talents….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…