Growing With Strengths
Within Debbie’s top five strengths is Command. When she first discovered her strengths, this made perfect sense to her. Growing up, she was often called bossy and was accused of taking over too often. As a result, she spent most of her life trying to avoid being herself. Upon discovering her strengths, Debbie felt a sense of relief when she realized that her tendency to take charge was actually one of her greatest strengths. She quickly began to leverage that particular talent in her everyday life.
When coaching individuals, the most important thing to do is to listen. Even though you know someone’s top five strengths, you may not actually understand him or her completely. It is difficult to fully comprehend how the same strengths can resonate differently with each individual.
It’s also important to help individuals look at their top five strengths as a whole, instead of viewing each as an individual talent. At the same time, it is also helpful to encourage individuals to understand what their bottom strengths are. By having an understanding of their full list of strengths, individuals have a better opportunity to leverage their talents and maximize their potential.
Join us for the next free Called to Coach on Friday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. EDT with our guests Roy West and Brendan Suhr.
Debbie’s top five strengths: Activator | Individualization | Command | Strategic | Arranger.