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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Relator - Deep Satisfaction in Close Relationships Season 2

On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Relator.

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The heart of Relator is the courage to love. Relators take relationships very seriously. People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working with friends to achieve a goal. Friendship is a necessity for people with Relator. The power and edge of Relator is people who form especially strong, solid, genuine and mutually-rewarding relationships. These relationships are caring and trusting. Maika often thinks of Relator as "social Intellection" because it goes to a deeper level in its relationships. Relators intentionally build connections with others and is driven by wanting relationships with longevity and depth. 

Raw Relator can be closed, picky, and selective because it can be overwhelmed by the need to make an investment in relationships with others. Sometimes, it is hard for raw Relator to decide who to invest in. Mature Relator is curious and open to a connection with all people and is always open to finding someone who might become a best friend. Raw Relator can be full -- it sees relationship as all or nothing, while mature Relator is flexible and sees the spectrum of potential friendships. Mature Relator understands there are levels of intimacy. Raw Relator can be so hungry for connection that those relationships feel transactional, while mature Relator is fed b friendship. It gets energy from spending time with its inner circle. 

To learn more about Relator, please watch the video or listen to the audio above. 

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Steve Garcia said...

Hey Maika & Jim,
I was in Mike and Cassandra's Accelerated Class, where Jim gave a greeting before running up to do a show. Maika, you taught our Refresher course and helped us cross the threshold to Certification. Thanks to you both.
This one on Relator was a great broadcast. You guys always deliver on a high level, but this one was exceptional.
I really appreciate the work you put into these weekly deep dives.
Keep up the great work!

Maika Bauerle said...

Hey Steve,
Thanks for your attention to Strengths, through your certification and your attention to these podcasts. We so appreciate your work helping people know, appreciate, and use the very best of themselves.

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