Why are the Naysayers Always Right? Everyone did face - at least once - a naysayer. Surely, you can remember this one person that kept objecting to your last idea, cynically denigrated your new project or bluntly opposed to any change, hammering it could not be done (usually, complementing it by the established “we have always done it this way”). Chances are, they are right. If you are an entrepreneur, assumably, you know that more than 90% of startups fail. Married? In Europe and the United States, more than 4 times out of 10, you will end up divorced. Enrolled in an online course to learn a new skill? Beware, the average completion rate is less than 7%. Read more
Know your strengths In early 2012, I received the New York Times best-selling book, StrengthsFinder® 2.0 and completed my online strengths assessment. At this point I had no idea what it would open me up to and how it would lead me to a passion for strengths. Learning about my Top 5 Strengths was eye opening. Whilst over the years I’ve completed many other self-awareness tests, I connected with the language and intent of a strengths-based approach and the work of Don Clifton. Read more
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