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The DRIVE performance psychology model helps people identify the signature strengths that motivate and drive them. Click on the diagram or scroll down to see a description of each of the DRIVE strengths.

The description of each strength contains: what it looks like in practice; its potential application; the situations that people with the strength feel motivated by and the situations that can frustrate the strength.

After learning about her personal signature strength of Intuiting, Robyn completely shifted her view of leadership, realising that “anyone can become a leader” so long as they use and understand their strengths at work.

Using her signature strength while working as a project manager in the NHS, Robyn seeks to intuit what motivates the actions of her work colleagues and use this understanding to get stakeholders with very different interests to agree to a common cause.

In her Strengths at Work video, Robyn says knowing her signature strengths made her realise that picking a job that matched her strengths was the key to enjoying work and leading, even in roles where her job description didn’t formally acknowledge her as a leader.

In Strengths at Work, our clients and colleagues tell us in their own words (and webcams!) how they use their strengths to succeed.

Robyn signature strengths were identified by Learning to Flourish’s Spark your DRIVE® online performance psychology questionnaire. Strengths are the traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self-belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

Which of your signature psychological strengths would you rely on if you were a football referee in the Scottish Premiership? Or presenting an argument before a judge?

For Kevin, a UEFA category 2 referee and partner at Shepherd + Wedderburn, it’s the strength of Scanning, which makes him seek the best possible decisions on the pitch and in court by carefully analysing all the information available before making a decision.

In his Strengths at Work video, Kevin says that Scanning motivates him to investigate and explore issues, consider all the possible data, question the information he’s been given and seek impartiality in decision-making.

Strengths are the traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self-belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

With a signature strength of Conceptualising, Katie does love a plan and likes to cover all her bases before acting. In her Strengths at Work video, Katie says that Conceptualising helped her when the pandemic struck by helping her to to reformat a business built on face-to-face contact by bringing all her interactions with clients online.

In Strengths at Work, our clients and colleagues tell us in their own words (and webcams!) how they use their strengths to succeed. Katie’s signature strengths were identified by Learning to Flourish’s Spark your DRIVE® online performance psychology questionnaire.

Strengths are the traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

Whether he’s working on a car, buying a house or looking for ways to reduce unnecessary administration, Analysing is one of Richard’s chief joys. In his Strengths at Work video, Richard says that recognising he was a born analyser has helped him make career choices, life decisions and automotive purchases.

In Strengths at Work, our clients and colleagues tell us in their own words (and webcams!) how they use their strengths to succeed. Richard’s signature strengths were identified by Learning to Flourish’s Spark your DRIVE® online performance psychology questionnaire.

Strengths are the traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

In her Strengths at Work video, Heleen reveals that using her signature strengths helped her establish an entirely new vocation as an author alongside her rewarding career of many years as a strategy consultant.

Heleen uses her strength of ‘Framing’ to help consulting clients step back from their day-to-day issues and focus on critical and immediate decisions they need to take. But as an author, Framing also helps Heleen get to the point, plan novels and provide clear ideas to readers.

In Strengths at Work, our clients and colleagues tell us in their own words (and webcams!) how they use their strengths to succeed. Heleen’s signature strengths were identified by Learning to Flourish’s Spark your DRIVE® online performance psychology questionnaire.

Strengths are the traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

Strengths at Work is our new performance psychology video series where our clients and colleagues tell us in their own words (and webcams!) how they use their strengths to succeed.

In our first video, Sam Brennan, Founder of Fresh Car Valeting shares how he uses his signature strength of Experimenting to succeed as an entrepreneur.  Sam talks about how Experimenting helped him radically reshape his business, know the limits of planning and deliver impromptu video commentary.

Sam’s ‘Experimenting’ signature strength was identified by Learning to Flourish’s Spark your DRIVE® online performance psychology questionnaire. Strengths are traits at the core of our personalities that motivate us and Spark your DRIVE helps people understand and use their signature strengths to push aside blockers such as a fear of mistakes, imposter syndrome and loss of self belief.

Are you a business, school or medical professional interested in learning about your own strengths or telling us how you use yours? Email us at strengthswork@learningtoflourish.co.uk for a link to the questionnaire.

Experimenting Positive Psychology Strength

Experimenting

EXPERIMENTING is the strength of using a hands-on approach to achieve a vision. Driven to be practical, people who are experimenters have great potential for improvising with workable solutions. Experimenters are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that encourage spontaneity. Experimenters can be frustrated by inaction and may appear to be winging it by others.

Conceptualising

CONCEPTUALISING is the strength of thinking about ideas to achieve a vision. Driven by overarching theories and frameworks, people who are conceptualisers have great potential for creating structure to guide action. Conceptualisers are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that allow time for reflection. Conceptualisers can be frustrated by disorganisation and may appear inflexible to others.

Protecting

PROTECTING is the strength of generating calm energy. Driven to provide safety, people who are protectors have great potential for supporting others to overcome obstacles. Protectors are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that involve caring for people. Protectors can be frustrated by lack of compassion and may appear overly protective to others.

Galvanising

GALVANISING is the strength of generating enthusiastic energy. Driven to exude positivity, people who are galvanisers have great potential for exciting others around new possibilities. Galvanisers are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that allow playfulness and fun. Galvanisers can be frustrated by pessimism and may appear overly optimistic to others.

Intuiting

INTUITING is the strength of tuning into feelings to influence others. Driven to be instinctive, people who are intuitors have great potential for connecting with others on an emotional level. Intuitors are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that involve getting to the heart of what matters to people. Intuitors can be frustrated by insensitivity and may appear impulsive to others.

Analysing

ANALYSING is the strength of using logic to influence others. Driven to be objective, people who are analysers have great potential for building understanding using measurable facts and data. Analysers are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that involve complex systems and processes. Analysers can be frustrated by inefficiency and may appear hard-headed to others.

Framing

FRAMING is the strength of focusing decisions on critical issues. Driven to get to the point, people who are framers have great potential for clarifying complex information. Framers are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges in fast-paced environments with lots going on. Framers can be frustrated by prolonged discussion and may appear impatient to others.

Scanning

SCANNING is the strength of opening decisions to new information. Driven to be curious, people who are scanners have great potential for discovering fresh opportunities. Scanners are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that allow time to investigate and ask questions. Scanners can be frustrated by over-simplification and may appear indecisive to others.

Pivoting

PIVOTING is the strength of taking responsibility by challenging accepted wisdom. Driven to be independent-minded, people who are pivoters have great potential for shaking things up. Pivoters are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that give them the freedom to take initiative. Pivoters can be frustrated by conformity and may appear argumentative to others.

Orchestrating

ORCHESTRATING is the strength of bringing people together to share responsibility. Driven to be inclusive, people who are orchestrators have great potential for connecting diverse individuals. Orchestrators are often at their best and motivated when taking on new challenges that involve building consensus. Orchestrators can be frustrated by working alone and may appear over-involving to others.