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Today’s episode is the eighth and final of our series on push conversations, and we’re closing it out by talking about how our Strengths help us navigate relationships. Navigate in this instance refers to everything related to relationships. How you form them, how you nurture and tend to them, and maybe even how you end them if that’s what needed. Relationships, or the way we connect to other people, is such a vital topic that we saved the best for last.
On this episode of the podcast, I’m chatting again with Sara Schlipp-Reidel, our Senior Client Relations Manager and Business Development Lead here at Leadership Vision. Sara and I have worked together quite a bit over the past year, and have witnessed each other navigating all sorts of relationships; with our team, with clients, personal relationships, and the plethora of random individuals we encounter when traveling. We had a lot of examples to share. This episode is a little longer than usual, but if you listen to all of it, you’ll hear us process how we establish relationships and tend to the ones that are closest to us. We’ll also discuss how we try to use our Strengths to establish a connection to others, so we can move closer to a greater sense of knowing others and being known.
On the podcast, you’ll get to hear Sara and I wrestle with how our Strengths help us navigate the often eerie but inevitable waters of conflict. You’ll hear us grapple with the idea of relational capital and how it helps or hinders the conflict process. We’ll also talk about how to know when to engage in conflict, and what to do if we notice our Strengths harming rather than helping move through conflict. We also talk quite a bit about our gut reactions to conflict, what to do with those gut-feelings, and how to direct that response to be one rooted in Strength.
In this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Nathan and Steph talk about how their Strengths help them make decisions. This was a tough one for both of them, and you’ll hear how they wrestle with how their Strengths inform their decision-making abilities. Luckily, there is never a shortage of decisions to evaluate. Take a listen and then think about how your Strengths lend themselves to your decision making.
In this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Nathan and Steph are talking about how their Strengths make them productive. Productivity is such a buzzword right now, so just think of it as how your Strengths help you get work done. This is a fascinating conversation, one in which Nathan learned not only about how he might become more productive (since Steph is the most productive person he knows) but also about why Steph does things the way she does them.
In this episode of the podcast, you’ll hear Logan and Nathan discuss how their Strengths help them to collaborate with others. Collaboration is defined as “the action of working with someone to produce or create something.” Everyone collaborates in one form or another every day. On small things and on big, we’re a species that is built to do this. Understanding our unique approach to collaboration is important if we want to do it well. Listen now and reflect on your own Strengths!
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To be honest, and not overtly overdramatic, my work and relationshp with this execeptional company literally changed my life…I learned more about myself as a leader, colleague, friend, father and husband than anything I’ve done before or since.
Leadership Vision has taken Strengths training to a new level. Participants not only know the language of Strengths, but they also understand that Strengths make each person unique.
Leadership Vision gave us a lens through which to view individual and group Strengths. This self awareness is powerful; the group awareness transformational.
Our organization has been working with Leadership Vision for several years and it has been a very gratifying and rewarding experience. We have not only moved to be a “Strengths-Based” organization by having everyone in the Company go through training with Leadership Vision, but we also now have internal coaches who have been trained by […]
We have recommended the remarkable team at Leadership Vision to a number of congregations. A common response we hear is the deep appreciation for the breakthroughs on how to better understand one another in the pursuit of a common mission.