To Maximise Strengths or Eliminate Weaknesses?

There are lots of new and exciting conversations happening about character and strengths. What everyone agrees upon is that strengths matter.

We hope you enjoy, comment upon and share, the short video below, which acts as a conversation prompt on some of the key themes around this topic.

Strengths at Work


Whilst we are agnostic about how you identify character strengths, and which tools you might use to do that. We know that individuals and organisations that continue the discussion and focus beyond the identification stage are the ones who reap the benefits.

If we focus on the strengths we have, it has a lasting effect on our happiness, our well-being and our effectiveness at work. We can’t underestimate the impact that we have on our colleagues, either. We all help positively shape other people’s characters by appreciating their strengths.

Strengths Are Like Superpowers

The science is showing us that character strengths can be learned, practiced and cultivated. Strengths are like superpowers; focusing your attention on them makes them stronger. Then if you focus on the people around you, and their strengths, it makes them stronger too.

As each of us become the best versions of ourselves and encourage others to do the same, it can lead to important changes in workplaces all across the world.

Just imagine a workplace infused with more humanity, courage, wisdom and compassion…

Join in the Conversation

Please share your thoughts with the Engage for Success community in any way you like; you can use the comments box below or tweet us a video response or spark some discussion in our LinkedIn groups. Start a discussion at your place of work and share the outcomes….

Here are some questions to get the conversation going:

  • What are your top strengths?
  • How can you find ways to use them more at work and in your community?
  • If you can be a better version of yourself, who do you want to be?
  • Who do you admire at work and why?
  • How can we make what we do at work a reflection of who we are and who we want to be?

Thank you to film director @TiffanyShlain and the #letitripple team for donating this video to us.

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