Posts Tagged ‘signature strengths’

Have You Got the End-of-Year Career Blues?

Change ahead warning signAre you suffering from the end-of-year career blues? Are you questioning “can I bear to have a repeat of this year” and the answer and inner knowing is a definitive NO!

We naturally get a bit more reflective as the year ends – thinking about our lives in a more holistic way than we have had time for during the busy year of deliverables.

As our jobs, business, relationships and careers come into greater focus, we ask ourselves whether we doing what we truly want to be doing? These questions can also feel scary as they raise the issue of how resonant, fulfilling and aligned our work is with our deeper self or calling.  You may even be questioning what the latter is for you.

If you are like some of my recent coachees who have wanted to discuss strategies for moving forward, then I have a special offer for you later in the blog.

But for now youchained c may wish to check-in with the questions under the following six areas to gain clarity and focus.

 

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When is your strength “not a strength” and what to do about it

signature strengths, overuse, underutilizedWe all have our strengths and weaknesses. When we use our strengths to produce the desired results,  it gives us satisfaction and rewards us both emotionally and financially.

Our signature strengths enable us follow our natural interest and passion, do our jobs and fulfill our career aspirations in a proficient and credible way.

But the very strength we may have relied upon over the years can also become a career derailer!

So when is strength not strength? Well – a common scenario is when we overuse them. (more…)

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