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Friday, December 12, 2014

Communication -- Great Speakers and Great Listeners -- Theme Thursday Season 1

On a recent Theme Thursday live webcast, we discussed the Communication theme with Gallup Learning and Development Consultant Heather Wright. Heather’s top five strengths are Communication, Individualization, Maximizer, Harmony and Focus.

People with strong Communication talents bring attention and focus to important messages. They can find words for not only their own thoughts and feelings, but for those of others. This gives them the ability to reach out and connect with others in meaningful ways.

The Communication theme is predominant in people who have a natural ability for verbal expression and who can provide conceptual clarity and social connection. Communication is not only a social theme -- it also helps facilitate and guide understanding in conversation.

People with Communication typically value being understood; they want people to get what they’re saying. Curt Liesveld, Gallup’s Learning and Development Consultant who leads Theme Thursday discussions, points out that those with high Communication are not only great speakers, they are also great listeners who value dialogue.

Heather says that the Communication theme energizes her. She loves to have an audience and feeds off of the conversation. Heather leads several Gallup strengths development courses, so her Communication theme makes her feel right at home when standing in front of a group.

It’s important to remember that every person will use a particular strength in a different way. While Communication fuels Heather to get up in front of an audience and speak, your Communication might make you feel comfortable in a more intimate setting. If you have high Communication but don’t fully relate to some of the things Curt and Heather are describing, don’t be alarmed -- this is just another example of what makes your strengths unique!

How do you use Communication in your life? Share your thoughts on the Called to Coach Facebook page.

To hear more about the Communication theme and how people like Heather use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above or the short theme video below.

In a crunch for time? We now have all of our Theme Thursday videos in short, easy-to-digest snippets where Curt breaks down the nuances of each theme.

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1 comment :

Gagandeep Anand said...

Well done Heather! Great explanation :)

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