Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt completely unprepared? Have you ever thought, “there’s no way I can do [fill in your thing],” only to realize, through the perspective of those who know your Strengths well, that you can? Steph reflects on the reactions of two colleagues at a recent situations that helped shed some light on how her Strengths were perfectly situated to help here thrive.
Recently, Joseph and Sara had the opportunity to sit down with a college senior who was seeking to learn more about the world of leadership consulting and the work of Leadership Vision. Like many young people we meet, she was anxious for advice on how to position herself for success in the coming months and years. Here are three things we shared with her about how to set herself up for a career of success: Know your Strengths, Be Informed and Empowered and Start Somewhere.
It is easy to look at someone’s top 5 Themes and make predictions about what they might be in generic and prescriptive ways. We see this all the time online and usually find it to be less than helpful. To really know what someone’s Themes will be like in real life, you must spend time with them hearing their story and listening for Talents. To truly unlock the power of StrengthsFinder we think this is a must. Keep reading as Joseph digs into how to do this and why it is important.
Stories, much like Strengths, have the power to transcend time, language and culture. At a recent engagement in Panama City, Aleasha was reminded of our craving for story and the connection it creates. We can each find our own truth in the fiction. But sadly, there rarely seems to be room for story in our frenzied world, obsessed with contrived ‘reality’, status updates and vacuous tweets. Keep reading and remember, ‘We need not look elsewhere to find our riches.’