Today we’re talking to Alex Linley and Trudy Bailey from Capp, whose vision is to match the world to their perfect job. Alex is one of the early leaders in positive psychology and its applications, particularly around strengths, and he’s the author of From Average to A+. Trudy’s been responsible for the relaunch of Capp’s Strength Profile tool and ensuring that practitioners have access to the tools to build a strengths-based culture that’s sustaining.
In this episode, we discuss the business case for understanding how the use, energy, and performance of our strengths can improve our performance, wellbeing and business outcomes.
Connect with Alex & Trudy:
- [02:22 - Alex summarizes his three most important findings on developing people’s strengths at work.
- [04:25] - Trudy shares new research on how using our strengths can help us to achieve our goals.
- [05:48] - Trudy explains how the Strengths Profile tool works to help people develop their strengths.
- [07:32] - Alex explains how understanding the use, energy, and performance impact of our strengths is so important for their development.
- [10:05] - Trudy offers some practical tips on how to make the most of people’s strengths at work.
- [12:47] - Alex outlines how a strengths approach can be used to help match people to their perfect jobs and the business benefits it can bring.
- [17:10] - Trudy provides some practical approaches for leaders to develop their people’s strengths as they go about their jobs.
- [19:04] - Alex shares his three alarm bells when it comes to workplaces wanting to take a strengths approach.
- [21:52] - Alex shares his thoughts on the single biggest challenge for organizations to remain strengths focused.
- [23:44] - Alex & Trudy completes the lightning round.
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