The CliftonStrengths Coaching Blog is a resource for those who want to help others truly understand their strengths and learn how to use them. Gallup experts and outside contributors share tactics, insights, and strategies to help strengths coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams, and organizations everywhere.
On a recent Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition we spoke
with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Roy Lim. Roy is an expert at helping
individuals, managers and teams grow personally and professionally.
On a recent Theme Thursday live webcast, we discussed the Positivity theme with Gallup Senior Consultant Luke Sutton and, as always, Gallup Learning and Development Consultant Curt Liesveld.
People with strong Positivity talents are generous with praise, quick to smile and always on the lookout for the upside of the situation. They bring enthusiasm to people, groups and organizations. They can stimulate others to be more productive and hopeful. They always seem to find a way to lighten the spirits of those around them.
This is the second in a three-part series of articles by Stosh Walsh. In this series, Stosh will offer insights on coaching leaders. Read the first blog article.
The two words I hear the most from individuals I coach is, “Now what?” It doesn’t matter if the person is a recently promoted first-time manager or a C-level executive. It seems this important question lingers in the minds of most leaders who encounter strengths. In part one of this series, I argued that leaders and coaches can address this important and ubiquitous question by answering the following:
How do these strengths enable success in this role?
How does the exercise of these strengths affect others?
What kinds of strengths are complementary?
In part one, we explored the intentionality leaders can create by examining previous successes, using specific language from Clifton StrengthsFinder results, and mapping strengths to a role’s critical functions.