Super Strengths in Real Life

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M. Nora Bouchard, MA, MCC . Executive Coach. M. Nora Bouchard . My Super Strengths: Narration, Adventure, Feedback. You. Your Super Strengths: Turn to a colleague. “My name is __________. And my super strength is ___________________!. ID: 628017 Download Presentation

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Super Strengths in Real Life

M. Nora Bouchard, MA, MCC . Executive Coach. M. Nora Bouchard . My Super Strengths: Narration, Adventure, Feedback. You. Your Super Strengths: Turn to a colleague. “My name is __________. And my super strength is ___________________!.

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Super Strengths in Real Life

M. Nora Bouchard, MA, MCC

Executive Coach

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M. Nora Bouchard

My Super Strengths: Narration, Adventure, Feedback

You

Your Super Strengths: Turn to a colleague

“My name is __________. And my super strength is ___________________!

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The Case for Activating Strengths:

Are happier

More confident

Have higher levels of self-esteem

Have higher levels of energy & vitalityExperience less stressAre more resilient

Are more likely to achieve goalsPerform better at workAre more engagedAre more effective at developing themselves & othersPeople who use their strengths at work:

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The Case for Activating Super Strengths: Performance

Corporate Leadership Council (2002)

Over 19,000 employees from 34 companies across 7 industries and 29 countries

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Defining Strength:

Organization

Mad Genius

Definition

VIA Institute

on CharacterMartin SeligmanMorally, universally valuedOur capacity to help ourselves & others Produce positive effects when we express them

Strengths Finder 2.0

Donald

O. Clifton & Marcus Buckingham

Based on dominant talents – the way you naturally think, feel & behave

Centre

for Applied Positive Psychology

Alex Linley

Something you perform well that energizes you

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Discovering Strengths:

Observations

Questions

Tools

Observing Strengths

Two volunteers!

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Observing Strengths:

Possesses high energy

Exhibits lost sense of time

Demonstrates rapid learning of new information, tasks

Shows repeated pattern of successful performanceAlways gets the task done

Feels a yearning to use the strengthSounds clear, with a bit of an uplift to the voiceSpeaks quickly, rhythmically, and with a natural paceAppears happy, confident, and optimisticUses more elaborate language Responds immediately to questions

A person using his/her strengths:

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Observing Weaknesses

Are hesitant to talk about it, with many starts and stops

Struggle to express themselves

Sound dejected, deflated, flat

Are more critical and unforgiving of themselvesAre focused on problems rather than solutions

Use a heavy and self-critical toneMay appear disengaged from the conversationMay seek ways to withdraw from the situationAre more likely to be backward lookingPossess poor eye contact and seem distractedShow drooped posture

Those suffering from Kryptonite:

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Questioning for Strength:

What makes a really

good day for you?

What are you looking

forward to in the future?

What would it be easy

for you to teach others?

What activities have

you done since you

were a kid?

What energizes you

most at work?

When have you been

happiest at work?

What is your most

significant

accomplishment?

Tell me about your

best day ever!

When do you feel the

most relaxed?

What sort of every day

things do you enjoy?

When do you feel

most real, authentic?

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TOOLS:

VIA

StrengthsFinder2.0

Realise2

DefinitionEnablers of a good life

Innate talents/knowledge/skillPerformance/EnergyMeasures24 Character Strengths in 6 Categories34 Themes60 Strengths in 4 Categories

Questions

120

177

180

Std

Report

$0/ List of 24 Character Strengths

With book purchase/ Top 5 Themes

$25US/ 21

Strengths in 4 Categories

Options

VIA

Survey

VIA ME!

VIA Pro

Certificate

Talent

Discovery & Dev Report

R2

Standard

R2 Premium

R2 Team

Use

Worldwide

2.5 Million

+1 Million

+ 70,000

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Activating Strengths; Realise2:

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Activating Strengths:

Consider 1 issue/challenge you

are facing

Which strengths are you using?

Which might you be over-using?

Which learned behaviors (those you do well, but drain your energy)

are you relying on?

Which

weaknesses (those you do poorly and definitely drain your energy) might you be relying on?

Which new strengths could you tap into?

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M. Nora Bouchard

708-218-8444

nora@mnorabouchard.com

www.mnorabouchard.com

@mnorabouchardwww.linkedin.com/in/mnorabouchard

www.facebook.com/bouchardexecutivecoaching

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Resources

Centre for Applied Positive Psychology

www.cappeu.com

VIA Strengths

www.viacharacter.org

Gallup Strengths www.gallupstrengthscenter.com

StrengthsFinder

2.0

by Tom

Rath

The Strengths Book, Be Confident, Be Successful, and Enjoy Better Relationships by

Realising

the Best of You

by Linley,

Willars

&

Biswar-Deiner

Now, Discover Your Strengths

by Donald O. Clifton & Marcus Buckingham

Strengths-Based Leadership, Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow

by Tom

Rath

and Barry Conchie