As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Marion Page of AstraZeneca, especially about her full 34 Gallup StrengthsFinder report. The interview has lots of insights into how Marion succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, resilience, and what it is like to go beyond knowing your ‘top 5’ strengths.
In this Ignite Talk (exactly 5 minutes long, with 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds) I talk about how one size does not fit all, and how we need to stop peddling successes secrets and help people figure out their own True Strength.
I’ve curated a storify of Rohan Gunatillake’s talk at The HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham in February 2016
As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Gemma Reucroft. The interview has lots of insights into how we succeed, about strengths, mindset, resilience, how to help people be their best, and how (and why) Gemma makes time to blog and write books!
My Twitter and LinkedIn timelines looked very colourful recently, as lots of people at rentalcars.com shared photos of their ‘Values Festival’, with lots of fancy dress and a VW campervan. I spoke with Ryan Cheyne, rentalcars.com People Director, to find out more.
Ian Pettigrew appeared on the Theme Addicts podcast, talking about his own journey with strengths and sharing some of the ways in which he applies StrengthsFinder.
I spoke at the CIPD Northern Area Partnership in York on building and sustaining personal resilience, on how we are all different and that people will develop true strength in different ways. I was going to blog a bit of an overview of my session but when I looked at
Some people bring happiness when they walk into a room, some people bring happiness when they leave. Choose which one you want to be.
Nic Marks (Happiness Research Methodologist and Author, The Happiness Manifesto) speaking at European HR Directors Business Summit 2015 in Barcelona.
A session at the CIPD L&D Show 2015 by Sean Kent (Freebridge) @SeanMKent , David Young (BT), chaired by Gill White (CIPD) @gillwhite4
Examining some of the themes from the True Strength interview with Dawn Smedley, starting with celebrating who we are: “Sometimes I should just look back and celebrate who I am fundamentally. We all should.”
How do you find success secrets? Well, you can’t as success depends on who you are and what you want. However, we can find inspiration in real stories of success and I’m working on a project – True Strength – to tell these stories.