Strengths Coaching Blog

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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Inc.: Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur

Groundbreaking new research shows what sets Inc. 500 CEOs apart from the pack.
Gallup was pleased to take part in some exciting new research in partnership with Inc. magazine to offer Gallup’s Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder assessment to the latest cadre of America’s fastest-growing private companies. A few excerpts from an in-depth article that appears in the September 2014 issue are below. We invite you to read the full text of the article on the Inc. website. In addition, Inc. profiled 10 successful entrepreneurs from the 2014 Inc. 500 who each are the best of the best in one of the 10 talents. Read their stories.
Imagine the U.S. economy as a somber, gray landscape. Now scan it with a thermal imaging device. See those vibrant green lights indicating heat? That's the Inc. 500.
We invited our 2014 Inc. 500 leaders to complete the Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder assessment. One hundred fifty-five did so. Gallup then compared the results with those from a national sample of close to 2,700 entrepreneurs. In every dimension, the Inc. 500 leaders scored higher. In some cases, Everest-versus-Rushmore higher.
Gallup's chairman and CEO, Jim Clifton, contends that the United States invests too much attention and too many resources in innovation, and not enough in "the real source of economic energy, which is the unusually talented entrepreneur who is able to create a customer." He thinks the assessment can help identify people with entrepreneurial strengths so they can be encouraged and developed. That the assessment clocked the country's highest-performing entrepreneurs as the country's most talented entrepreneurs suggests he may be right.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Recap -- Theme Thursday: Arranger

(Aug. 14, 2014)

On the last Theme Thursday, we discussed the Arranger theme with Gallup Learning and Development Consultant, Mara Hoogerhuis. Mara’s top five strengths are Strategic, Maximizer, Relator, Responsibility, and Arranger.