The 3 major frustrations of Strategic Relators and how to overcome them.

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.

The Well of Unending Sadness – the dark-side of Empathy.

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.

The Strategic Mind – Explained for a 5 year old…

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…

A New Metaphor for Understanding your Strengths

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

How to stay inspired… For Strategic Thinkers

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.

What you Need to know about Strengths Theory…??

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…??