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…

Happiness Comes Through Other People

Can money buy happiness? To answer this question, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Norton approached students on the campus of the University of British Columbia and gave them envelopes of cash. They were asked to, by the end of the day, either (a) spend the money on themselves, or…

Activating and Increasing Self-Motivation – Part 1

“The Best Motivation is Self-Motivation.” – Jim Rohn There are some days (more days than I like) that I feel a lack of motivation to do things.  I would stone in front of the TV, or computer, or just plan staring out into blank space.  Perhaps I’m in the…

Managing The Fear of the Responsibility Talent

One of the observations I have of people high in the Responsibility Talent Theme is that they will often assume responsibility for things are needed to be done, which no one has stepped up to do it.  This can somethings cause them to take on more responsibilities than they can…