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Friday, May 8, 2015

Belief -- Motivation Guided by Values -- Theme Thursday Season 1

On a recent Theme Thursday live webcast, we discussed the Belief theme with Gallup Inside Sales Professional Kelli Winkler (Ideation, Strategic, Relator, Command and Belief) and Gallup Education Senior Researcher Tim Hodges (Maximizer, Relator, Belief, Woo and Positivity).

People with strong Belief talents have enduring principles by which they live. These values vary from one person to another, but those with powerful Belief talents have deeply held ideals and a strong sense of purpose in their lives. These core values affect their behavior in many ways. Their sense of mission gives their lives meaning and direction; in their view, success is more than money and prestige.

Gallup Senior Learning and Development Consultant Curt Liesveld says the Belief theme is about people who are naturally guided and driven by important causes, purposes and values. As part of the Executing domain, Belief provides individuals with motivation backed by their core values, which can vary greatly from person to person.

Curt says people who use Belief in its mature form tend to have strongly cemented values in which they are confident and committed. On the other hand, someone who uses Belief in its raw, immature form might come off as stubborn and set in their ways. When left undeveloped, high Belief talents can be perceived as someone being unaccepting and intolerant of others.

One theory, according to Curt, is that Belief is developed throughout someone’s life by the way he or she was raised. Kelli and Tim both echoed the idea that the values instilled on them throughout their lives allowed their Belief talents to mold into maturity.

To hear more about Belief and how Kelli and Tim use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above or the short theme video below.

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

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