An understanding of those standout strengths that are in operation when someone is performing at their very best enables them to identify opportunities to use them more. Not only is this motivational in its own right, but it also enhances performance further in a self-generating cycle of productivity. Our brain takes the path of least resistance – and if the reinforced path is one of positivity, optimism and “me at my best” then that is what tends to happen. Many coaches now use the positive psychology approach to their work and identification of key strengths is an important element of that paradigm.
Using Strengthscope, one of the world’s leading strengths assessment tools, the identification of strengths can be a confidence-building and motivational element to individual development or team-building events.