Coach's Blog

Musings, opinions, & occasional ramblings about Strengths, leadership, and becoming a better you.

Explaining Positive Psychology

The shoulder continues to be a problem, but I didn't expect miraculous results since just two weeks ago. To keep that part of this blog post brief, I'll simply share that I'm building up scar tissue faster than physical therapy is able to overcome it. it's going to be...

The Road Back

Well, this is certainly taking longer than I thought it would. I had read how recovery from rotator cuff surgery will take some time, but I think something is different about my journey. Of course, every person is unique and each person will follow a different healing...

Pardon the Interruption

Well, I thought I had used my learner, input, analytical, and intellection to understand what was going to happen to me a month ago when I underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Boy, was I wrong! As it turns out, I really didn't have a clue! It's...

A Brief Hiatus

Four of my top five talent themes have been in over drive lately. I've been intensely apply learner, input, analytical, and intellection to a situation that has come in my life that is now reached a point that it's going to impact what I am doing here for a while. You...

Five Signs of Talent

Have you ever wondered if you really do have any talents? Maybe you’ve not yet taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and you’re looking for clues in your life to try and discover talents you might have. There are actually five clues to talent we can look for as we involve ourselves in our daily life to help us discover and reveal more about our talents.

Talents and Talent Themes

Ok. So, I opened the proverbial can of worms, yesterday. When I brought up all those words and their definitions, I will acknowledge that I may have introduced more confusion than I helped. Sorry about that. Let me back up just a little today and try to clear...

Correcting My Language

Gallup makes it easy to talk about Strengths. Once you get used to using that term, "strengths," it rolls off the tongue without much effort. There's only one problem: I find myself using the term incorrectly about 90% of the time. It's not because I don't know any...

Strengths-based Mentoring

Most of the time I am working with Strengths my focus is on how to help others recognize, identify, and accept their own Strengths. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's very rewarding work. I enjoy seeing new insights, new paths of success, and new opportunities...

Leadership Strengths

I've had the opportunity to participate in a number of different workshops, training sessions, and webinars hosted by Gallup. I've interacted with a number of different facilitators and experts from their organization so that I could better understand Strengths, the...

Strengthening Athletes Strengths

I love my job! I've said it before and I'm likely to say it again. There is so much about my job that I absolutely love. One aspect is the opportunity I have to work with so many fantastic people. The Dux Leadership Center has partnered with JMU Athletics to provide...

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