Strength (Part I)

  • What is a “strength”?

It`s a “capacity for feeling, thinking, and behaving in a way that allows optimal functioning in the pursuit of valued outcomes” (Lopes and Snyder, 2007).

This means, that strengths can include aspects of personality, character, talent, relational tendency, and academic skills.

But strengths are more than just capacities.

Marcus Buckingham (2007) describes strenths as: “those activities that make you feel strong.”

Your strengths show in which areas you are good at but they are even a stronger indication of what gives you energy and to what you will tend to put in extra effort.

Strength= Talent x Knowledge x Investment (Training)

Advertisements

4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Mark said,

    I loved this post! It made me reflect on my own situation, especially my situation at work. I have never considered this definition of strength before; I find it very meaningful. Thank you!

  2. 3

    Debra Luccio said,

    Wonderful! I have thought about this before, but never so clearly. You have made the equation simple and easy to understand, and I really do believe this. Thank you.


Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: