There's a particular kind of conversation that Strategic Relators are energised by. They're deep and far-reaching… Imaginative and intelligent… Conversations that reflect who you are and the things that are important to you. Perhaps that's like you, or someone you're connected with, at home or at work… Someone who's Strengths lie predominantly in the Strategic … Continue reading The 3 major frustrations of Strategic Relators and how to overcome them.
Is there such a thing as right or wrong, good or bad, just and unjust?? It's a question that has produced reams of philosophy, but no coherent answer. So let's forget the answer and look at the benefits of moving beyond a dualistic mindset... Being non-judgemental about yourself and others allows you to accept life … Continue reading 3 reasons to embrace Non-judgement
Maybe you know what it's like to drink from the well of un-ending sadness. If you're a deep thinker, or indeed if you feel deeply, then you've probably experienced this sensation of desperate melancholy… of sadness for no apparent reason. It's a feeling that mercilessly defies logic. It can strike at anytime and can render … Continue reading The Well of Unending Sadness – the dark-side of Empathy.
I’d forgotten what it’s like to be going through an issue, dealing with a challenge that life brings. You know that feeling when you’ve gained momentum and reached a kind of cruising speed, where you’re getting things done, and you feel on top of things? And I’ve felt like that for a few months now. … Continue reading What to do when you’re feeling a little grey…
Allow me to introduce you to your Strategic Mind. 5-year old: "What's that?" It’s like a superability you have to make big things happen. 5-year old: "Ok. Go on." It allows you to process information about your environment, resources, obstacles, allies and competitors, and through this data you find a way towards your objective. 5-year … Continue reading The Strategic Mind – Explained for a 5 year old…
It was during a conversation with one of my Strengths friends, (thanks David Malmstrom!), that I had an insight… You know how your Strengths come together to produce larger effects? Your top themes multiply and compound each other creating unique capacities and capabilities. For example, my themes of Strategic, Intellection, Connectedness and others bring individual … Continue reading A New Metaphor for Understanding your Strengths
For all you perfectionists, 'if you want a job done well, do it yourself' #maximisers out there... The idea of perfection as a holy destination that you can reach... It's just not true. And you know that already… it's that, (uncommon), common sense. But then why doesn't it make a difference? Why is there still that … Continue reading Are you caught in the lie of Perfectionism??
I had the honour of being interviewed by Andy Sokolovich and his co-host Grace LaConte from Unleashing Strengths. They were so energetic and so welcoming and I look forward to sharing with them more in the future. Andy is a rising star of the Strengths movement and Grace is a visionary change management consultant. Check … Continue reading A Thousand Miles an Hour – An interview with Khalil
If it’s happening in your your mind then it’s happening in your body. If your daily life involves solving problems and making decisions, #strategicthinking, then your body is going to be buzzing with electrical activity. If your professional contribution is about ideas, then it going to be important that those ideas keep flowing. You’ll know that thinking is a type of work, it’s the way you deliver value. But it comes at a price… Thinking is a high burn activity. It takes energy to be inspired. And if you work in a high stress environment then you run the risk of joining the burnout epidemic. There’s a simple habit that addresses the multiplicity of these issues… Grounding.
Thought of the day... "Only those undifferentiated in quality and standards need concern themselves over 'competition'." The same applies whether you're currently competing for a place on a course, your next career move, or for market share. It's the core of 'Strengths Theory'. Playing to your strengths, means developing your own expression of who you are and what you do... … Continue reading What you Need to know about Strengths Theory…??