Finding my Strengths with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder

Finding my strengths seems like a good place to start on a road to self improvement. It’s more productive than to identify and try to improve weaknesses. I use Gallup’s StrengthsFinder.

In a recent podcast I recorded with John Wenger and guest Maureen Monte, we talked about Maureen’s speciality.., Strength Based Success development. This was a very interesting and educative hour, listen to the podcast to learn more about Maureen and her training.

Anyway.., finding my strengths seemed a logical next step, so I decided that to take the test/assessment at I opted for the $15 version, this will give you your 5 best strengths.
Continue reading “Finding my Strengths with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder”

The Digital Transformation Challenge

Digital transformation is upon us. Whether you choose to acknowledge this or not is irrelevant. You have to adapt, or become obsolete.

We can’t escape it.., no matter how hard we try.., modern times will always catch up with us. In a few cases people do manage do without, some because they choose to (i.e. Amish) and others because economics simply don’t reach them, like (very) rural areas.

But, in the western world (and the eastern, northern and southern), it’s inescapable. More and more of our daily lives are digitized. It’s inevitable.

The question is.., how do you deal with this? And do you even want it, or one step deeper, should you want it?
Continue reading “The Digital Transformation Challenge”

The Gardening Metaphor for your Corporate Culture

Explaining why a certain corporate environment is better than others can be tricky. A good metaphor can help with that. The Gardening Metaphor fits perfect.

Despite all the tools, processes, good ideas and well intended initiatives, there is one thing humans need to flourish at work.., and that’s the right environment.

Next to the fact that many forget that it is humans who do the actual work and who are responsible for the actual change, many forget that creating the right environment is the one decisive element for any success.
Continue reading “The Gardening Metaphor for your Corporate Culture”