Are you a fan of strengths tests? I have to say that up until now they haven’t been my first choice when working with clients. Not because I don’t believe in their usefulness, but because too many organizations have people do the tests, then categorize the individual to a type and don’t help them learn what to do next. There is so much more we can be doing to support our people. Combine it with emotional intelligence and resilience training for one.
That’s what I love about “Your Best Self at Work: Aligning Strengths, Emotional Intelligence & Resilience”. and my chat with the authors, Dr’s Benjamin Dilla and Joel Bennet. In it, you’ll find hope, encouragement, and support to further your career and be happier and more resilient in the workplace.
They’ve put so much richness into the book to help us truly make the most of our strengths and understanding of what to do next with awareness and flexibility.
Listen in to the podcast below!
About the authors
Joel B. Bennett, PhD
Joel is president of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm in North Texas that specializes in evidence-based wellness, resilience, mental well-being, and catalyzing healthy work cultures from the inside out.
Joel trains people, facilitators, coaches, and consultants in areas related to resilience, workplace well-being, a soulful orientation toward time, and interpersonal mindfulness.
He first delivered stress-management programming in 1985, and OWLS programs have since reached close to 250,000 workers across the United States and abroad. OWLS clients include corporate, private, nonprofit, local, and federal agencies. OWLS has received close to $5 million in federal research grants to assess, design, and deliver workplace wellness programs.
In 2008, Joel’s work was recognized with the Service Leadership Award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
He is the author of over thirty peer-reviewed research articles, and he has written or co-authored five books including Raw Coping Power.
Connect with Joel
- Website: https://organizationalwellness.com
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbennettowls
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/organizationalwellness
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrgWellness
Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD
Ben is an executive coach, trainer, and consultant through Bold Leader Development (BLD LLC) and a business professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at The University of Dallas.
He served as an aircraft maintenance officer, behavioral scientist, and personnel officer in the US Air Force, as a senior leadership development consultant for Personnel Decisions International (now Korn Ferry), and in organizational development and training leadership roles for several organizations based in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, including Fannie Mae, American Airlines, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
As a coach, Ben often works with accomplished professionals to develop and improve their leadership and influence skills, which led him to promote a strengths-based approach to the skills of emotional intelligence and resilience.
Ben is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and he has been certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) process.
Ben earned a bachelor of science degree in behavioral sciences and leadership from the US Air Force Academy and his MS and PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Purdue University. He has written or coauthored over twenty peer-reviewed research articles and professional conference presentations. Ben is an active member of the Dallas–Fort Worth Organizational Development (OD) Network and the North Texas chapter of the International Coaching Federation.
Connect with Ben