Strengths Coaching Blog

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

[Recap] Strengths Develop Infinitely

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's Talent Development Architect, Dean Jones.








Dean will be a guest on Gallup webcasts approximately every 6-8 weeks during 2016. He will discuss the concepts and constructs that exist behind Gallup learning courses. He hopes to address misconceptions about strengths-based developments and to ensure Gallup's research supports Gallup-Certified coaching practices.

Strengths-based development is, in fact, a breakthrough for human development. It reshapes development into a positive and constructive endeavor ties into the way humans are innately wired. Strengths-based development gives people access to new levels of performance. It is not just a different approach to development, but a powerful one. It enables people to capitalize on their talent.

Dean often thinks about the founder of strengths psychology, Don Clifton's quote, "What if we study what's right with people instead of what's wrong with people?" When Don initially said this, the field of psychology was focused on abnormal psychology -- studying why people were deviating from the norm. So, when Don wanted to concentrate on the positive aspects of humanity, it was revolutionary. Don began a new paradigm in psychology -- he wanted to study what made people great. 

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Dean Jones is the principal architect of Gallup's global client learning strategy. Dean consults with clients on strategic solutions to address key business issues, including organizational development, performance management, learning and development, productivity and workforce effectiveness. he oversees the direction of Gallup's client learning offerings, the development of the organization's learning consultants, and the growth of Gallup's learning business worldwide, including its public course offerings and learning products.
 
Dean Jones's top five strengths are Activator, Focus, WOO, Strategic and Relator.

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