Tactile, cleverly thought-out and visually inspiring: If you are looking to explore character strengths with a group, these cards are just the best!
Find out more about the strengths approach and how strengths can support you to be your best self every day.
Movies are an art-form highly suited for inspiring character strengths and helping in the discovery, understanding and exploration of these positive aspects in human beings. Ryan Niemiec (VIA's education director) and Danny Wedding explore 1,500 examples in their book Positive Psychology at the Movies, 2nd edition (2014). They explain that the best positive psychology movies meet the following criteria:
The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths. In 2002, Dr. Clifton was honored by an American Psychological Association Presidential Commendation as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology.
New rope tensile strengths are based on test of new unused rope of standard construction in accordance with manufacturer's standard test methods. It can be expected that strengths will decrease as soon as a rope is put into use. Because of the wide range of rope use, changes in rope conditions, exposure to the many factors affecting rope behavior, and the possibility of risk to life and property, it is impossible to cover all aspects of rope applications or to make blankets recommendations as to working loads.
People who use their strengths at work are more likely to be engaged and perform at higher levels. Learning how to lead with your strengths will not only help you set the example for others, but will also help you achieve your highest potential as a leader in your department and your organization as a whole.