Appraise your character strengths to bring the best version of yourself at work.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
A strength is a trait, a psychological characteristic that can be seen across different situations and over time. A strength is valued in its own right. We all have strengths, some of which we know and some of which we are unaware of. Strengths are those things we are good at and that give us energy to keep going.
We also have learned behaviours which are often confused with strengths. These are things that we are good at but that drain our energy, so we need to take care we don’t burn out over-using these. As you will see in the diagram below taken from “The Strengths Book”, we have both realised strengths that we get to use regularly and unrealized strengths which we often don’t have a chance to use.
If we can identify our unrealized strengths and find opportunities to use them we will feel more motivated and be more likely to achieve success. We also need to avoid our weaknesses and use our learned behaviours in moderation.
This training guides you to clarify what you already know about yourself or highlight strengths you aren’t conscious of. It will show to you where to best invest your time to increase your gratification, but also to develop your weaknesses. In order to excel in your job, recognizing your weaknesses is as important as using your strengths; the reality of our humanness provides a more realistic point of view. This deep self-assessment process during the training will lead you to greater self-acceptance of your shortcomings. You will learn how to use your signature strengths every day in the main areas of your work and life.
Appraise Your Character Strengths