Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
We know that the clients who see the best results are those who are ready and committed to make a change or grow in some way. This is true for the big company, the entrepreneur or the individual. Yet, our optimism, undying belief in human potential and living case studies of transformative work give us hope that change is also possible for those clients who may be less ready and committed at the given moment.
So this leads me to three secrets to introducing strengths to new audiences effectively.
Monday, August 24, 2015
People with strong Focus talents prioritize and then take action. They set goals. These goals serve as their compass, helping them determine priorities and make alterations when needed to get back on course. Their Focus is powerful because it forces them to filter; they instinctively evaluate each action before taking it to determine whether it will help them reach their goal. In the end, strong Focus talents push them to be efficient. They are extremely valuable team members because their single-mindedness enhances the speed and quality of their performance and keeps the team on track.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
People with strong Significance talents want others to see their worth. They want to be recognized, heard and valued. Particularly, they want to be known and appreciated for the unique strengths they bring. They seek to have an impact on people, groups and society as a whole. They want their contributions viewed as substantial, powerful and significant. They are motivated by their intense yearning to be recognized, and as a result, they keep reaching. Their Significance theme pulls them upward, away from the mediocre and toward the exceptional.
People with significance are lead by a desire to leave a legacy. They want to be seen and noticed for meaningful work. They are attracted to evidence-based work. People with strong significance can be described as a champion, a change agent or an advocate.
For John, significance is thinking about how other perceive his actions, almost to the point of obsession. This pushes him to act in a way that impacts others. John sees his desire to be recognized by others as his fuel for doing good in the world. That is, the recognition he receives from others is not the end result of his efforts. Indeed, John thinks so much about how his actions are affecting others that it has made him a better radio host. He is always searching for material and stories that will please his audience.
John also loves to be on a big stage. For instance, when John's father and former Gallup Learning and Development Senior Consultant, Curt Liesveld, passed away, John knew immediately that he wanted to speak at his father's funeral. John knew this because his father's inspirational message was so important and John wanted to share that message with others. John found it energizing to speak at his father's funeral because he knew the end result -- inspiring others -- was so important.
To hear more about Significance and how John uses it in his everyday life, watch the full video above or the short theme video below.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
At the beginning of her career, Mandy spent 12
years in leadership positions for her local government in Australia. She
interacted daily with government employees and the members of the public
that she served, often encountering people who struggled with low
self-worth and feelings of despondency. Although Mandy tried to reassure
these people that they were great, she found it difficult to communicate
that message without the right language and tools to describe the unique
qualities of each individual.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
You’ve probably heard that statement dozens of times, applied to just as many concepts. But have you considered how it applies to strengths?
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Viya started her own coaching company about 10 years ago, initiating her "second career" after decades in the corporate world. She wanted to help people discover their strengths and lead them to using those strengths to accomplish their lifelong goals. Viya believes that you must know yourself before you can identify what you want out of life, and the Clifton StrengthsFinder is the perfect tool in that regard. The assessment provides an avenue to knowing yourself intimately because it reveals the direct links between your talent, value and productivity.