How to bring the best out in yourself

How to bring the best out in yourself

What brings out the best in me? What does my potential best self actually look like and how often do I operate out of this mode? How on earth does this best self mode disappear so quickly sometimes and do I find myself operate out of this non-productive (shadow) mode?

We structure our development around our core strength and overtime this comes to define us. When we leverage our strengths appropriately and can take distance from them we operate out of "Best Self" but when we overplay these strengths and rely on them to give us a sense of safety, security and self-worth we move in "Shadow". This is where we loose flexibility and start to limit ourselves and our growth in important ways.
 

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A new perspective on conflict?

A new perspective on conflict?

That one person’s reality is different from the reality of that of others is a commonly accepted notion. We all have different “meaning making” and “operating” systems that feel familiar and comfortable to ourselves, yet not always make sense to those around us.

As a result, we all handle conflict in different ways but it goes further than that as our particular “meaning making” system drives also how we see conflict and what perspectives we (can or cannot) take on it. While some people can take distance from conflict, observe it, reflect on it and respond to it others become consumed by it, are fully immersed in it and can only react within it.

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What you focus on matters!

What you focus on matters!

What you focus on, where you decide to put your attention is profoundly important.

In this post, find out the neuroscience behind your choice as to where to put your focus. If you put your focus on the problem, detail and drama this is what expands in your awareness and your life! It even changes your brain chemistry with a range of undesirable impacts on you and those around you.

Shifting your focus to the vision, where you want to be, what is right instead of what is wrong and what you want to achieve has a hugely positive impact. It may well be the best habit your establish...

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Discovering, unlocking and applying your strengths

Discovering, unlocking and applying your strengths

There is overwhelming evidence for using your strengths more. Increased happiness, higher levels of self-esteem, energy and vitality as well as reduced stress and more resilience are just the starting point!

Discover your strengths, weaknesses, de-energising behaviours and areas of growth potential with a personal R2 Strengths Profile. The R2 Strengths Profiler is a new-generation strengths assessment tool enables people to play more to their strengths and moderate those things that have become de-energising.

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