Your Strengths At Work

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Research suggests using your strengths – what you’re good at and like doing - makes you happier, healthier, more productive and more likely to get ahead at work. Yet only one in five employees report they get to use their strengths each day. If you don’t find your work engaging, energizing and enjoyable then chances are you’re strengths aren’t in play. It’s time to start working smarter, rather than harder and finally achieve the respect, recognition and rewards you deserve.

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Do you have the strength of Zest? Build this strength by:  •	Exercising at least 2 – 3 times a week (outdoors if you can). •	Making sure you get enough sleep. •	Engaging in fun and relaxing activities.  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Being Used Quotes, Asking For Forgiveness, Looking For People, Positive Psychology, Energy Level, Getting Bored, Positive Attitude, Wisdom Quotes, Are You Happy

Do you have the strength of Zest? Build this strength by: • Exercising at least 2 – 3 times a week (outdoors if you can). • Making sure you get enough sleep. • Engaging in fun and relaxing activities. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of teamwork? You can build this strength by:  •	Encouraging colleagues to share their thoughts in meetings. •	Playing a team sport you enjoy. •	Volunteering for team based activities at work or in your community.  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Self Regulation, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, A Team, Are You Happy, Leadership, Encouragement, Finding Yourself, Strength

Do you have the strength of teamwork? You can build this strength by: • Encouraging colleagues to share their thoughts in meetings. • Playing a team sport you enjoy. • Volunteering for team based activities at work or in your community. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

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Do you have the strength of spirituality? Build this strength by: • Taking the time to meditate daily. • Reading, watching or listening to things that inspire you spiritually. • Reflecting on how the little tasks of your day are connected to your sense of meaning. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of social intelligence? Build this strength by:  •	Letting people know what you see and value about them. •	Looking for people’s intentions, rather than just their actions. •	Listening with empathy. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Being Used Quotes, Asking For Forgiveness, Looking For People, Positive Psychology, Energy Level, Getting Bored, Positive Attitude, Wisdom Quotes, Are You Happy

Do you have the strength of social intelligence? Build this strength by: • Letting people know what you see and value about them. • Looking for people’s intentions, rather than just their actions. • Listening with empathy. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

During the ancient times until now, people practice meditation because of its provided advantages. Incorporating meditation as part of your daily life can make Character Personality, Jumping To Conclusions, Daily Meditation, Positive Psychology, Humility, Way Of Life, Are You Happy, Quotations, Leadership

Do you have the strength of love of learning? Build this strength by: • Attending networking activities on specific areas of expertise. • Regularly reading blogs or books about topics that interest you. • Attending new gallery/exhibition openings and writing about what you learnt. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of self-regulation? Build this strength by:  •	Listing your goals and working on a daily routine to reach them. •	Eliminating distractions and objects of temptation. •	Starting a regular exercise routine. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Self Regulation, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, A Team, Are You Happy, Leadership, Encouragement, Finding Yourself, Strength

Do you have the strength of self-regulation? Build this strength by: • Listing your goals and working on a daily routine to reach them. • Eliminating distractions and objects of temptation. • Starting a regular exercise routine. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of perspective? You can build this strength by:  •	Researching people whose lives can be an inspiration. •	Finding roles that let you give advice to others. •	Using quotes of wisdom to guide you during challenging times.  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Being Used Quotes, Asking For Forgiveness, Looking For People, Positive Psychology, Energy Level, Getting Bored, Positive Attitude, Wisdom Quotes, Are You Happy

Do you have the strength of perspective? You can build this strength by: • Researching people whose lives can be an inspiration. • Finding roles that let you give advice to others. • Using quotes of wisdom to guide you during challenging times. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of perseverance? You can build this strength by:  •	Setting a weekly target of activities to be accomplished and checking them off. •	Pursuing tasks that require significant focus and effort. •	Assuming responsibility of a particular project at home or at work.  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Self Regulation, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, A Team, Are You Happy, Leadership, Encouragement, Finding Yourself, Strength

Do you have the strength of perseverance? You can build this strength by: • Setting a weekly target of activities to be accomplished and checking them off. • Pursuing tasks that require significant focus and effort. • Assuming responsibility of a particular project at home or at work. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of leadership? Build this strength by:  •	Organizing an event for your family, friends, colleagues or community. •	Volunteering to lead a project. •	Starting a group such a book club, sports group, etc..  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Self Regulation, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, A Team, Are You Happy, Leadership, Encouragement, Finding Yourself, Strength

Do you have the strength of leadership? Build this strength by: • Organizing an event for your family, friends, colleagues or community. • Volunteering to lead a project. • Starting a group such a book club, sports group, etc.. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

During the ancient times until now, people practice meditation because of its provided advantages. Incorporating meditation as part of your daily life can make Character Personality, Jumping To Conclusions, Daily Meditation, Positive Psychology, Humility, Way Of Life, Are You Happy, Quotations, Leadership

Do you have the strength of judgement? Build this strength by: • Practicing rigid analysis when faced with challenges. • Creating a process of thinking things through before acting. • Objectively criticizing past failures and identifying improvements. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of hope? You can build this strength by:  •	Writing down obstacles you’ve overcome and letting them inspire you. •	Searching for positive in difficult experiences. •	Savoring the future by imagining the positive possibilities that may unfold. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Being Used Quotes, Asking For Forgiveness, Looking For People, Positive Psychology, Energy Level, Getting Bored, Positive Attitude, Wisdom Quotes, Are You Happy

Do you have the strength of hope? You can build this strength by: • Writing down obstacles you’ve overcome and letting them inspire you. • Searching for positive in difficult experiences. • Savoring the future by imagining the positive possibilities that may unfold. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of forgiveness? Build this strength by:  •	Making a list of people you need to forgive and working your way through them. •	Asking for forgiveness from people when required. •	Looking for the best in others and noting what you see. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Being Used Quotes, Asking For Forgiveness, Looking For People, Positive Psychology, Energy Level, Getting Bored, Positive Attitude, Wisdom Quotes, Are You Happy

Do you have the strength of forgiveness? Build this strength by: • Making a list of people you need to forgive and working your way through them. • Asking for forgiveness from people when required. • Looking for the best in others and noting what you see. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of creativity? Build this strength by:  •	Owning up to your mistakes. •	Actively encouraging the participation of others. •	Volunteering to assist others who need a hand. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Self Regulation, Positive Psychology, Teamwork, A Team, Are You Happy, Leadership, Encouragement, Finding Yourself, Strength

Do you have the strength of creativity? Build this strength by: • Owning up to your mistakes. • Actively encouraging the participation of others. • Volunteering to assist others who need a hand. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

Do you have the strength of Appreciation of Beauty + Excellence? Build this strength by:  •	Looking for new things in nature – the glimpse of a butterfly or the changing seasons. •	Creating beautiful spaces around you where you love spending time. •	Noticing and admiring acts of excellence in others – be it a great musical performance, an act of  kindness or an incredible invention.  Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au Enneagram 4, Positive Psychology, Core Values, Self Improvement, Mathematics, Are You Happy, Appreciation, Acting, Finding Yourself

Do you have the strength of Appreciation of Beauty + Excellence? Build this strength by: • Looking for new things in nature – the glimpse of a butterfly or the changing seasons. • Creating beautiful spaces around you where you love spending time. • Noticing and admiring acts of excellence in others – be it a great musical performance, an act of kindness or an incredible invention. Want to discover more ways to put your strengths to work? Visit www.shineyourstrengths.com.au

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Character Strength Advice to Grow Professionally & Personally | VIA Institute

We want to thank Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, for sharing this guest post. “Now I’ve discovered my strengths, what am I meant to do with them?” is a question I’m often asked. Having used the VIA Survey to help thousands of people around the world discover when …