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"Strengths" Blog Posts

October 5, 2021

What's Your Superpower? - #MTtalk Roundup

Fortunately, we don't need to be Spiderman or Black Panther to have a superpower and make a difference in the world. In a way, your superpower is the ability to think creatively in your own special way

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October 15, 2019

Inspiring Others by Simply Being – #MTtalk Roundup

We asked you about the "extraordinary ordinary" people who inspire you every day

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November 14, 2016

How to Apply Positive Psychology at Work

What's the difference between positive thinking and positive psychology? That was my first question to positive psychology expert Margaret Greenberg in our Expert Interview. (Mind Tools Club Premium members and Mind Tools Corporate users can hear the full 30-minute podcast here.) It was a question she'd heard before. "I can't tell you how many times […]

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September 23, 2016

Forget the Monday Morning Blues and Find Pleasure in Your Career!

You've just got into the swing of the weekend and, yep, you've guessed it, Monday's here again. Cue setting alarm clocks, tossing and turning in bed worrying about that early morning presentation, the packed commute. Finally, you're back home… only for it all to start again the next day. Sometimes we get so caught up in the […]

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August 17, 2016

Urban Myths of the Workplace

It's easy to accept the received wisdom of the workplace without giving it much thought. For example, you'll be an expert at something if you practice for 10,000 hours. You're more likely to achieve your goals if they are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). Playing to your strengths is the best way forward. There are […]

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October 14, 2014

Hound Dog

Some weeks are full of surprises. This week, for example, I went into the office on Tuesday morning thinking I was a woman, and came home having discovered that I’m a hound dog! But I’m not alone. In fact, the whole editorial team has taken on canine characteristics. Sarah is a sheep dog, Tom is […]

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