Why education needs strengths right now

It is my pleasure to welcome to the strengths guy podcast today a long time strengths advocate, Aman Zaidi. Aman is a strengths coach, leadership development and organisation development specialist. He also has one of the most curious and challenging minds I have come across and he has challenged me and many others in our thinking through the years.

Finally, Aman is a business storyteller par excellence, a fact that was most recently brought to wider attention with his Ted talk ‘Towards a strengths-based education system’, which I can highly recommend as a great watch – it is accessible, authentic and honest and tells Aman’s story of breaking through mediocrity by choosing a different way of living. I am really looking forward to today’s conversation, and talking to Aman about his story, how strengths have helped him and how education needs strengths.


In this episode, we cover:

  • Aman’s learnings and how strengths play a part
  • Why education needs strengths and what needs to change
  • What are the greatest challenges and successes when using Strengthscope and the strengths philosophy
  • Advice when using the strengths approach

If people want to get in touch with Aman, feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanzaidi/

And you can check out his TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/aman_zaidi_towards_a_strengths_based_education_system


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