Strengths key to success in orgThe power of Strengths is the key to success in any organization. In her latest article, How Employees’ Strengths Make Your Company Stronger, Susan Sorenson illustrates the link between use of strengths on the job and employee engagement. It’s true — employees who use their strengths are more engaged, perform better, are less likely to leave — and boost your bottom line. More than three decades of Gallup research confirm that building and focusing on employees’ strengths is a more productive approach than trying to improve their weaknesses. Read Susan’s article here. Contact me to discuss unlocking success in your organization.
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Our Funhouse Mirror: the Power of Perception — 2

looking_in_mirror_successful_400_clr_5648But what about the funhouse mirror? In the previous decades we made great use of that mirror to deflect the image of our weaknesses. Or, at least we thought we did. For the most part, however, we simply invented a façade to cover up those weaknesses. That façade became part of our self-image and we convinced ourselves it was all working.

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Our Funhouse Mirror: the Power of Perception — 1

by Rosealee Lee

Perception is that simple, yet powerful influence that is embedded in all of our actions and interactions. looking_in_mirror_successful_400_clr_5648 We usually don’t think much about it. Perception is much like a mirror at a carnival funhouse.  You can see yourself in it, but the image you see is distorted.  And, after years of looking in that mirror, you convince yourself that the image you see is true.  The funny thing is that others who view (or perceive) you, are seeing someone much different.  And, their perception becomes their reality. You’re looking thru the funhouse lens and they’re looking thru their own lens.  All too often, no one is looking at the genuine, authentic YOU.
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Measuring What Matters – Is It Wellbeing or $ or ?

We know that in business, measurement of outcomes is a priority. For most of us that means benchmarking tangible items which typically translate to $. As a Strengths and Wellbeing Educator I’m loving the shift toward happiness and wellbeing that our culture is taking. This refocus began rather subtly over the last decade and now it colors our landscape with positive psychology. As it turns out, most of us now “get it” — living authentically in our natural Strengths and passions stimulates our wellbeing and that translates to success — for us and our employers.

A friend of mine and cherished alumna, Annette Marquez of The Perfect Occasion, sent me the good news that Lincoln, Nebraska ranked #1 among U.S. metro areas in the Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing study. Click here for Lincoln’s shout-out to the hospitality community.

Never one to believe everything I’m told (gosh, I hope those naive days are behind me), I went to the source and found Gallup’s Lincoln, Neb, Bests All Cities in Wellbeing in 2012 release. Yeah, Lincoln! The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index consists of six sub-indexes that examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.

If you’re considering a move to a large city and wellbeing is your focus, the study indicates you will want to select Washington, D.C. or San Francisco.

So come on . . . step into your power and join me in living authentically. It’s a blast!