What’s your greatest virtue?

Where do you flourish? In my recent blog I discussed the psychological importance of playing to our strengths. There’s been some movement in leading companies to make appraisals strengths based, rather than weakness based. Hodges and Clifton’s (2004) state what’s the point in having everyone working at an average level when you could have a … Continue reading What’s your greatest virtue?

Harness the power of your Locus of Control

What is Locus of Control? Julian Rotter (1954) devised the Locus of control (LOC) personality trait which explains what we believe is responsible for the actions and outcomes in our lives. It is measured on a scale, a low score usually indicating an internal LOC and high score an external LOC. A person with an … Continue reading Harness the power of your Locus of Control

Why play to your strengths?

I recently read that the more attractive and ornate the bird, the worse it’s singing voice is. The article was discussing how sometimes when we evolve it isn’t always to our full advantage. The peacock example led me to think about how animals naturally play to their strengths and how we should be utilising this … Continue reading Why play to your strengths?