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The "Greatest Hits" of Character Strengths: What Coaches Need to Know

PowerPoint slides to compliment Ryan Niemiec's keynote presentation at the 2017 Harvard Medical School Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference.

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Integrating psychological and cultural perspectives on virtue: The hierarchical structure of character strengths

The VIA Classification characterizes six culturally defined virtues as latent variables underlying 24 character strengths. Factor analyses of measures based on the Classification usually suggest 4–5 factors that do not correspond well to traditional lists of virtues....

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Books on Character Strengths

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MasterClass: Exploring VIA Character Strengths: Taking Strengths to the Next Level

When coaching, leading, or collaborating with other human beings, few elements are as important or have as much impact as working with an individual’s character strengths....

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Finding character strengths through loss: An extension of Peterson and Seligman (2003)

People can experience positive changes even in the midst of adversity and loss. We investigated character strengths following three recent shooting tragedies....

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Values-Based Coaching: A Guide for Social Workers and Other Human Service Professionals

The IOC is pleased to share books authored by our Fellows and Sponsors. ...

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When the job is a calling: The role of applying one's signature strengths at work

This study investigates the role of applying the individual signature strengths at work for positive experiences at work (i.e. job satisfaction pleasure engagement and meaning) and calling. A sample of 111 employees from various occupations completed measures on character strengths positive experiences at work and calling....

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Character Strengths: Research and Practice

Character strengths are the foundation of optimal life-long development and thriving. Good character is not a singular thing but rather plural—a family of positive traits shown in one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors....

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About Ryan Niemiec

Biography of Ryan Niemiec

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The VIA® Classification of 24 Character Strengths

The VIA® Classification of 24 Character Strengths

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