Strength traps!

What do you think you're good at?  A lot of people don't really know, let along how and when they apply their strengths.  And reading some articles about strengths it would be understandable if you came away thinking that strengths are always good to use!  I certainly have.  There tends to be an indirect message that it's good to maximise strengths.   So what do strength traps look like?  I'm going to concentrate on three types of traps - there could easily be more!  Remember these traps don't broadcast themselves, or have a thought-nudger 'be careful now, a strength trap is just...

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Do you think ‘courage’ is one of your strengths?

Courage shows itself in so many different ways.   During a coaching session with one client  (I'll call her Nadine) we were looking at her strengths.  Nadine did not believe she had courage.  When answering my question about what courage looked like for her, she said something like "Well, I see it linked to physical courage, like parachuting or having a walking holiday in the jungle. I don't think anything I do needs courage.  I don't feel outside my comfort zone."   You may be wondering what she does do!  I certainly would be curious if I were you.  Well, Nadine has acted as compere...

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