February 24, 2014
Focus on Strengths  

Strengths are positive character traits, talents, attributes and virtues. Substantial workplace research demonstrates that attempting to build upon the natural, existing strengths of employees is much more effective than trying to shore-up weaknesses. Managers are in a unique position to assist their employees with identifying strengths and using them on a day-to-day basis. Employees who focus on strengths at work tend to have higher engagement and productivity, while also having fewer sick days and health-related expenses.


To get in touch with your own strengths, consider the free, scientifically validated online assessment offered by the VIA Strengths Institute. Those of you in leadership or human resources positions may consider implementing the Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment throughout your organization. 


Gallup (2013).  State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders.  Click here to read the full report.


ACW Webinar on Academic Branding: Improve Your Visibility, Network and Career Opportunities     


Academic Branding is a new approach to articulating your unique expertise and purposefully managing the way you are perceived in face-to-face and virtual encounters. Branding puts you in the driver's seat, allowing you to tell the story you want to tell about yourself, your scholarship, and your leadership.

Join Paula Thompson for this complimentary webinar organized by Academic Coaching and Writing on April 23, 2014 at 11:00am PDT/2:00pm EDT.

Register here.
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