Strengths Coaching Blog

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recap -- Theme Thursday: Maximizer

(Sept. 11, 2014)

On the last Theme Thursday, we discussed the Maximizer theme with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Adriane Wilson, and Gallup Advanced Learning Consultant Curt Liesveld.

Maximizers have and bring to others a focus on quality. They naturally prefer working with and for the best. They create strengths within groups by enabling each person to do what he or she naturally does best. Their drive toward excellence can lead to a new standard of success.




Monday, September 22, 2014

Recap: The Great Manager With Dr. Jim Harter
(Sept. 9, 2014)

On the last The Great Manager webcast, we talked to Gallup Chief Scientist for Workplace Management and Well-Being, Jim Harter, Ph.D.




Dr. Harter says that great managers don’t just provide a fun place to work, they successfully position their employees to have a chance to grow and progress over time. More than just making a team feel good, managers are responsible for engaging their teams in order to deliver exceptional performance outcomes. These outcomes can include fewer safety incidents, higher retention rates, or increased customer engagement.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Called to Coach Recap: Roy Spence
(Sept. 5, 2014)

On the latest episode of Called to Coach we hosted Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairman of GSD&M, a leading national marketing communications and advertising company. Roy is also Co-Founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute, a consulting firm that helps people and organizations discover and live their purpose.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Recap -- Theme Thursday: Includer

(Aug. 28, 2014)

On the last Theme Thursday, we discussed the Includer theme with Rick Koch, Gallup Learning Design Consultant, and Curt Liesveld, Gallup Advanced Learning Consultant.

Includers are sensitive to those who are excluded and have an innate desire and capacity to bring them into the group. Their thoughtful approach to others not only increases participation and communication as they ensure everyone is considered, but it also brings a level of tolerance and acceptance of diversity.






Monday, September 8, 2014

Called to Coach Recap – India Edition: Manish Puri
(Aug. 26, 2014)

On the latest Called to Coach: India Edition, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Manish Puri.





Manish discovered his strengths just a short time ago, in January 2014. However, over the past nine months he has completely changed the way he approaches life every day. He grew up in an environment where he was taught to shy away from his strengths and focus on developing his weaknesses. He now gets excited to start every day on the right foot, knowing that he is living positively through his natural talents.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Called to Coach Recap: Dr. Sangeeta Badal
(Aug. 22, 2014)

On the latest episode of Called to Coach, we hosted Sangeeta Badal, Ph.D., Gallup Client Service Advanced Consultant. Dr. Badal is the primary researcher for Gallup’s Entrepreneurship and Job Creation initiative.