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What are you worth? Haley Lancaster 6 February 2013

Session Outline • Introductions • Focus on Strengths • Balance of Strengths • Goal Alignment

Your Worth “One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self: Of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.” - Nietzsche Accurate sense of capacity and capability: strengths & weaknesses and Perception of self and what you are capable of: self efficacy for Your employability advantage

Focus on Strengths What is a strength? Good at and Energising Do you recognise your strengths? Not recognising a strength is the singles biggest blocker to making the most of what you have to offer.

Strengthspotting Describe one thing that you are not good at and drains you? observers: take notes on everything that you hear and see Describe one thing that you are good at and energises you? observers: take notes on everything that you hear and see Exercise: Strengthspotting in pairs • Turn to your OPQ report - Personal style and career approach: • Choose the ‘strength’ you feel describes you best and describe this to your coaching pair. • Be a strengthspotter & give feedback.

Balance of Strengths “What is good about life is as genuine as what is bad” – C Peterson Do you use your strengths appropriately? Using your strengths at the right time, in the right way and to the right amount. What about weaknesses? Work on those that truly hinder you, but not to the detriment of your positivity & development of strengths. Fredrickson’s 3:1 Ratio

Goal Aligment Alignment is a powerful source of psychological energy and Makes goal achievement now and in the future more likely. Exercise: OPQ review pairs • Turn to your OPQ report - Behavioural preferences • Discuss in turn to what extent: • you answered the OPQ questions wholeheartedly? • the descriptions ‘feel like you’? • how this supports your job search activity?

Thank You Haley Lancaster @protecttalent

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