Module 3: Strengths

Knowing & Using our Strengths to Feel Better & Do Better
A strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking or feeling that is authentic & energising to the user & enables optiomal functioning, development & performance.

Often we give our weaknesses and limitations more attention than our strengths because as humans we’re naturally wired with a negativity bias which leads us to notice and then focus more on these weaknesses – in ourselves and others.

Yet research has shown that correct identification and purposeful application of strengths enhances performance by up to 36% and that in contrast, emphasising weaknesses can lead to a 26% decline in performance. Gallup analysis reveals that people who use their strengths every day are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life, six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive and 15% less likely to quit their jobs.

Strengths are a scientifically-validated pathway to help individuals improve their lives, work and relationships and when you know your colleagues’ or employees’ strengths, you can guide and collaborate with them more effectively and authentically too.

In this workshop, participants will use the VIA Institute strengths profiling tool to identify their unique character strengths – unlocking the potential to improve both performance and wellbeing through increased application of their own signature strengths and by facilitating the use of the strengths of those around them.