VIA Character Strengths

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You’re a look-before-you leap kind of person. You can develop your strength of #judgment by playing devil’s advocate. For example when you write your to-do list, think of at least one tough question to stretch your teams thinking and broaden your perspective. You can celebrate by inviting others to be part of the conversation. #strengthshabit #strengths

You’re a look-before-you leap kind of person. You can develop your strength of #judgment by playing devil’s advocate. For example when you write your to-do list, think of at least one tough question to stretch your teams thinking and broaden your perspective. You can celebrate by inviting others to be part of the conversation. #strengthshabit #strengths

Honest people tell it like it is. If you want to develop #honesty, try walking your talk by taking 10 minutes each morning to write down how you can show up at work and act in ways that you would expect and appreciate from others. As a reward you can grab a tea or coffee or catch up with a colleague you're fond of. #strengthshabit

Honest people tell it like it is. If you want to develop #honesty, try walking your talk by taking 10 minutes each morning to write down how you can show up at work and act in ways that you would expect and appreciate from others. As a reward you can grab a tea or coffee or catch up with a colleague you're fond of. #strengthshabit

People with the strength of #gratitude are thankful for all the good things they have in their life. To develop this strength, why not create a daily gratitude habit? When you pack up to go home each day from work, take 10 minutes to thank someone for how they made your day a little better or easier, and your reward can simply be going home! #strengthshabit #strengths

People with the strength of #gratitude are thankful for all the good things they have in their life. To develop this strength, why not create a daily gratitude habit? When you pack up to go home each day from work, take 10 minutes to thank someone for how they made your day a little better or easier, and your reward can simply be going home! #strengthshabit #strengths

Do you love finding new ways to do things? If you have the strength of #creativity, you can dial this up by making time for creative exploration each day. For example: 'On my way home from work, I'll listen to a podcast or read something creative that inspires me. My reward will be walking in the front door.' #creativity #strengths #VIA

Do you love finding new ways to do things? If you have the strength of #creativity, you can dial this up by making time for creative exploration each day. For example: 'On my way home from work, I'll listen to a podcast or read something creative that inspires me. My reward will be walking in the front door.' #creativity #strengths #VIA

You’re great at reading people. You notice people’s emotions, can size up their intentions and understand what makes them tick and are able to respond accordingly. You thrive when this knowledge can be useful and beneficial in group situations, especially when confronting challenges. #strengths #socialintelligence

You’re great at reading people. You notice people’s emotions, can size up their intentions and understand what makes them tick and are able to respond accordingly. You thrive when this knowledge can be useful and beneficial in group situations, especially when confronting challenges. #strengths #socialintelligence

Do you have a love of learning? You can build this strength with a daily strengths habit...try growing your experiences by attending a class once a week in an area you'd love to learn more about and reward yourself by purchasing a new book on the topic! #learn #grow #strengths

Do you have a love of learning? You can build this strength with a daily strengths habit...try growing your experiences by attending a class once a week in an area you'd love to learn more about and reward yourself by purchasing a new book on the topic! #learn #grow #strengths

You’re a glass-half full kind of person! You can develop the strength of hope by creating a daily strengths habit. For example, when you open your computer each morning, spend 10 minutes working on your passion project, and to celebrate you can have a piece of fruit or grab a coffee :) #strengths #hope

You’re a glass-half full kind of person! You can develop the strength of hope by creating a daily strengths habit. For example, when you open your computer each morning, spend 10 minutes working on your passion project, and to celebrate you can have a piece of fruit or grab a coffee :) #strengths #hope

If you have the strength of zest, you’re full of energy. Completely engaged and enthusiastic about life, you look forward to each day and this energy is contagious for others. You love to be in the driver’s seat of your life; riding the waves of your energy to get the job done. Just be sure that your enthusiasm doesn’t run away with you, by being mindful of other’s energy levels and slow down when needed. #strengths #zest

If you have the strength of zest, you’re full of energy. Completely engaged and enthusiastic about life, you look forward to each day and this energy is contagious for others. You love to be in the driver’s seat of your life; riding the waves of your energy to get the job done. Just be sure that your enthusiasm doesn’t run away with you, by being mindful of other’s energy levels and slow down when needed. #strengths #zest

Do you have the strength of #forgiveness? To build this strength, you can try practicing empathy by doing a loving kindness meditation when you wake up in the morning to build love and acceptance for yourself and others. #strengths #showupshineandsucceed

Do you have the strength of #forgiveness? To build this strength, you can try practicing empathy by doing a loving kindness meditation when you wake up in the morning to build love and acceptance for yourself and others. #strengths #showupshineandsucceed

People with the strength of #perspective see the big picture. To develop this strength at work, reflect on the ideas and challenges you've encountered and try and come up with simple and meaningful ways of explaining what's unfolding to your team. #strengths #perspective

People with the strength of #perspective see the big picture. To develop this strength at work, reflect on the ideas and challenges you've encountered and try and come up with simple and meaningful ways of explaining what's unfolding to your team. #strengths #perspective


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Bravery describes your willingness to rise up and confront difficult or threatening situations. You take the time to acknowledge and evaluate the risks involved in facing up to a challenge, and endeavour to derive the best outcome from tough conditions whilst remaining in charge of any feelings of fear you experience. #strengths #bravery

Bravery describes your willingness to rise up and confront difficult or threatening situations. You take the time to acknowledge and evaluate the risks involved in facing up to a challenge, and endeavour to derive the best outcome from tough conditions whilst remaining in charge of any feelings of fear you experience. #strengths #bravery

Is #leadership one of your VIA strengths? According to the VIA Institute if leadership is your top strength, you excel at encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.

Is #leadership one of your VIA strengths? According to the VIA Institute if leadership is your top strength, you excel at encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.

You can develop your strength of #love by loving others - each morning when you're making morning tea, take the time to have a meaningful conversation with a colleague, by asking genuine questions about how they’re going/what’s going well for them. You can celebrate by drinking your tea or coffee. #strengths #habit #love

You can develop your strength of #love by loving others - each morning when you're making morning tea, take the time to have a meaningful conversation with a colleague, by asking genuine questions about how they’re going/what’s going well for them. You can celebrate by drinking your tea or coffee. #strengths #habit #love

Teamwork refers to your sense of belonging and commitment to a team or a greater good. You exhibit strong allegiance to the teams that you’re a part of, and always endeavour to make a fair contribution when working in group contexts. You orient yourself towards helping your team to achieve the best outcomes. #teamwork #strengths #positivepsychology

Teamwork refers to your sense of belonging and commitment to a team or a greater good. You exhibit strong allegiance to the teams that you’re a part of, and always endeavour to make a fair contribution when working in group contexts. You orient yourself towards helping your team to achieve the best outcomes. #teamwork #strengths #positivepsychology

Humility refers to your ability to accurately perceive and evaluate yourself – including your strengths, achievements, weaknesses, and mistakes. You locate this concept of yourself within the ‘bigger-picture’ of the world, and present yourself to others in accordance with who you genuinely are. You’re good at seeing the worth in all good things, even if they lay outside of you. #strengths #humility #showupshineandsucceed

Humility refers to your ability to accurately perceive and evaluate yourself – including your strengths, achievements, weaknesses, and mistakes. You locate this concept of yourself within the ‘bigger-picture’ of the world, and present yourself to others in accordance with who you genuinely are. You’re good at seeing the worth in all good things, even if they lay outside of you. #strengths #humility #showupshineandsucceed

Develop you strength of #fairness each week by investing in one action you believe will make your workplace that little bit fairer for one of your colleagues. You might, for example, acknowledge when someone has been unfairly treated and talk to them about it, or even offer some positive feedback to someone who deserves it. #showupshineandsucceed

Develop you strength of #fairness each week by investing in one action you believe will make your workplace that little bit fairer for one of your colleagues. You might, for example, acknowledge when someone has been unfairly treated and talk to them about it, or even offer some positive feedback to someone who deserves it. #showupshineandsucceed

Is prudence one of your top character strengths? Before taking action at work, make time to consider and picture the potential outcomes of a big choice you have to make. Think of what the consequences might look like within a one-year timeframe, as well as in the longer-term of 5 – 10 years. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

Is prudence one of your top character strengths? Before taking action at work, make time to consider and picture the potential outcomes of a big choice you have to make. Think of what the consequences might look like within a one-year timeframe, as well as in the longer-term of 5 – 10 years. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

If you have the strength of #kindness, you thrive at work when there are plenty of opportunities to do kind things for other people, especially when you know that your actions are having a positive impact on their wellbeing and performance. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

If you have the strength of #kindness, you thrive at work when there are plenty of opportunities to do kind things for other people, especially when you know that your actions are having a positive impact on their wellbeing and performance. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

You can develop your appreciation of beauty and excellence by creating a workspace you love. This might include a nice set of stationary, photos of loved ones, a comfortable chair or a decorative pot plant. How do you use your appreciation of beauty and excellence in the workplace? #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

You can develop your appreciation of beauty and excellence by creating a workspace you love. This might include a nice set of stationary, photos of loved ones, a comfortable chair or a decorative pot plant. How do you use your appreciation of beauty and excellence in the workplace? #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

Are you the office clown? If one of your strengths is #humor then you can develop this strengths by prioritizing play. This helps you connect with others, explore ideas and create new possibilities. Start meetings with a funny quiz, create a games area in the office or just explore an idea with no intentional outcome. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

Are you the office clown? If one of your strengths is #humor then you can develop this strengths by prioritizing play. This helps you connect with others, explore ideas and create new possibilities. Start meetings with a funny quiz, create a games area in the office or just explore an idea with no intentional outcome. #showupshineandsucceed #strengths #VIAstrengths

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