Whether you work at home or outside of the home, many hours a day are spent on menial, mundane tasks and responsibilities and simply going through everyday routines. Bethany shares three things you can do to gain a new awareness about how your Strengths show up in the mundane of everyday life.
Descriptions of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder Themes
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.
A table has profoundly shaped Brian’s Strengths. His experience at this table also shaped why he believes strongly in the Leadership Vision team sharing their perspectives, challenging each other, and openly asking for help as they work together in collaborative partnership. Keep reading today’s post, then interact around the question, “What have been the shaping influences of your Strengths?”
I recently retook the StrengthsFinder assessment for the first time in several years and for the third time in the last 12. For years, my Top Five Themes of Strength have been Empathy, Achiever, Activator, Strategic, and Developer, all of which I have been very at home with. When I received my results of Relator, Strategic, Achiever, Positivity, and Activator I’ll be honest, I had a temporary “Strengths Identity Crisis.” Where had Empathy gone? What did it mean for me to have Relator?
Planning ahead, controlling what you can control, and getting out of your comfort zone will not guarantee that you will instantly become more adaptable. Rather, they are an exercise in helping you use your Strengths in ways that will allow you to make the most of a bad situation.