Have you ever felt frustrated with a friend or colleague because their Strengths were different than yours? Maybe you didn’t have the language of Strengths, but there was something fundamentally different in how they communicated, organized, or related to the world from you. Too often we just find ourselves growing more and more frustrated and annoyed with those people, rather than taking the time to see how our differences may actually benefit one and other. Steph writes about one simple way to overcome this.
About Steph Wahlund
Posts by Steph Wahlund:
At Leadership Vision, we believe that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have strengths in all four domains. We believe there is no such as thing as ‘Strengths Balance’ or having the ‘right’ set of Strengths. Instead, we choose to focus on the generative side of Strengths, not the degenerative or “dark side,” a descriptive versus a prescriptive approach to Strengths that doesn’t put people in boxes, and we believe that Strengths are always working and pairing together.
How do your Strengths work differently in your groups or teams? Steph reflects on this question and shares the steps you can take to build a strength based culture in a team environment.
Creating a Strengths Based Culture, speaking the language of Strengths, and approaching conversations through the lens of Strengths, are all critically important to creating a relational and intentional environment where each person’s unique perspective is defended and protected. But, what happens when you go home? Steph shares some helpful insights about the benefits of knowing and learning your Strengths with friends and family at home.