Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to put in the work to get there. Whatever success looks like to you, you have to make sure you inject a healthy dose of Strengths awareness before you embark on your journey.
There is something positive to be witnessed when a leader chooses to embrace the individual talents of a team. In episode 50 of the THEME-ADDICTS podcast, we discuss what it means to be a strengths-aware leader. Dr. Donald Clifton said “A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths - and can call on the right strengths at the right time. This explains where there is no definitive list of characteristics that describe ALL leaders.”
Below are are five suggestions I would like to offer regarding your first Strengths-focused group meeting. Many companies choose to purchase the assessment codes, allow the staff time to take the assessment, and then, as a group, discuss their results. It may be the CEO, HR team, or middle manager leading the meeting. This should help jump start your success!
I have a bundle of them hanging from a hook in my office. Each one identifies the event title, my name (often misspelled), and the organization I represent. We drape them around our neck like a dog’s collar, and glance toward the upper abdomen of each person as they pass us by. Lanyards serve a […]