Podcast Episode 005: Parachute Jump

TheStrengthsRevolution_albumart_2-2When building a picture of our strengths it is important to reflect back on personal achievements and events in our history that we can take some pride in. This episode showcases a hospital radio programme built around a sponsored parachute jump on 3rd May 1981.

For the full content of this episode click on the following links, or go to Stitcher Radio or Sound Cloud:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/005-parachute-jump/id867043694?i=310558710&mt=2

“Research has shown that those who volunteer live longer.” [Allen Klein]. “Try telling that to someone who is just about to jump out of a plane.” [Steve Morgan].

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Podcast Episode 006: Identifying our strengths

TheStrengthsRevolution_albumart_2-2What do we mean by assessment?

As a concept it applies in ordinary lives not just in formailsed services.

Most assessment focuses on the problems and deficits, so we need to be prompted to give equal attention to what we are good at.

A strengths assessment will offer resources and confidence to underpin any call-to-action.

It helps us to articulate our priorities and exert some control over our own lives. Genuinely working with strengths still has barriers to overcome.

For the full content of this episode click the following links, or go to Stitcher Radio or Sound Cloud:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/006-identifying-our-strengths/id867043694?i=311906357&mt=2

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” [Orison Swett Marden – American Author 1850-1924].

Podcast episode 004: Talent within organisations

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A new skill involves the development of new brain synapses, but true talents and strengths are interwoven in the whole weave of the brain.

We need to focus more attention on what we can do, and less obsession with fixing weaknesses.

Focus on what you have control over.

It’s about systems as much as it is about people.

Talent needs encouragement and direction.

Being aware of weaknesses is a part of helping us to build on our strengths.

For the full episode of this post go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/004-talent-within-organisations/id867043694?i=305161323&mt=2

“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller-skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forwards, backwards or sideways.” [H. Jackson Brown Jnr].

Podcast episode 003: Identifying our natural talents

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Our talents run deep, they are not just superficial positive comments.

We are not always encouraged to identify talents, so for many people they are unaware of them.

They can often be discovered by accident, when we are least expecting something to emerge.

We need to be open and personally reflective to recognise when a talent is at play.

For the full episode of this post go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/003-identifying-our-natural/id867043694?i=305161326&mt=2

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” [Ken Robinson].

Podcast episode 002: Defining our talents

TheStrengthsRevolution_albumart_2-2 Everyone has talents the trick is how to discover them.

Don’t waste time comparing yourselves to other experts, they had to start somewhere as well.

Once discovered we have a personal responsibility to make best use of our talents, for the benfit of ourselves and others.

It is the productive application of a talent that underpins the development of a strength.

For the full episode of this post go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/002-defining-our-talents/id867043694?i=305161325&mt=2

“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” [Brenda Ueland].

Podcast episode 001: Introducing the Strengths Revolution

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We don’t spend enough time identifying and working with our personal qualities and strengths, but we all have them.

We all have talents, abilities, capabilities, desires, motivations and wishes.

Our strengths underpin our abilitiy to take risks and make decisions.

As an approach in health and social care the concept emerged through Social Workers in the University of Kansas in the early 1980’s.

As a focus for successful businesses worldwide the study of strengths has been a key programme for the Gallup organisation for several decades.

The approach applies equally to individual clients, employees, teams and organisation-wide.

For the full episode of this post go to:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/001-introducing-strengths/id867043694?i=305161324&mt=2

“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as uninhibited rather than unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.” [Barbara Bush].

Podcast launches

TheStrengthsRevolution_albumart_2-2‘The Strengths Revolution’ weekly podcast show was launched on the iTunes Store on 22nd April 2014. It is established to offer and discuss all things ‘Strengths’ focused. Please do access this free resource, subscribe and review episodes. The following link will take you to the area where the episodes are hosted:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/strengths-revolution-steve/id867043694

 

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