This edition of Called to Coach kicks off a two-part series on leading effective strengths trainings. In this first episode, Dean Jones, the principal architect of Gallup's global client learning strategy, discusses what kind of content to cover in a group session. The first core area to focus on is the understanding that CliftonStrengths are rooted in a study of excellence – that weakness fixing might prevent failure, but doesn’t lead to excellence. Next, as session leader, you should define talent, strengths and themes properly, as well as how the CliftonStrengths assessment works.
Lastly, help people name, claim and aim their talents. Dean goes into detail on each of these points, highlighting the most effective strategies for helping people understand the depth of the concepts. On a November Called to Coach he will talk about delivery techniques for leading effective strengths trainings.
Here are Dean's Notes:
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