At Leadership Vision, we believe that Strengths do not work alone, but in pairs. Sara’s Activator is influenced by her Strategic, in that, she is able to make decisions and move forward fast because she quickly surveys the potential obstacles and outcomes. But what happens when one Strength becomes overbearing? Sometimes, your judgement becomes clouded, one-sided, and you may feel un-centered. Below are some of Sara’s tactics she has practiced in an effort to harness it, and should be applicable to your Strengths journey as well.
Recently, Linda and Brian received news that a dear friend and mentor suddenly and tragically passed away. We were devastated and heartbroken…hurting for his wife and son, hurting for those influenced by his life, and grieving for our personal loss. He made a lifelong imprint on both Linda and myself as people and professionals. We did not choose this experience, we were chosen to share in this experience of grief, pain and suffering. In moments like these, you do not choose to be in pain, you just are. In moments like these, you do not choose to help, you just do. In moments like these, you do not choose to be human, you just are.
These days, there are all kinds of coaches who can help you get fit, get ready for the SAT, run a marathon, manage your emotional intelligence and more. Our process of coaching with StrengthsFinder at Leadership Vision is customized to the needs of our clients depending on what they want to achieve, where they are at in their careers and other factors. Joseph explains below how we try to help people understand their Strengths, deal with self-awareness issues, turn their focus from themselves to others and generally be more effective in whatever setting they find themselves.
Sometimes, the most important leadership skills we need to master, are the ones that are the simplest. Aleasha reflects on what her grandparents taught her every summer at their family cabin. 5 leadership maxims that aren’t fancy or lifted from a best selling book. But they are real, honest, and wise. Indeed, they pass the critical test of time and are still relevant to the many Teams we work with today.
Personal and Professional Transition can be done alone or experienced with others. Whichever way you choose, professional transition and personal change provide a unique opportunity to learn about who you are, how you need relationships and what your capacities truly are. Keep reading as Brian shares some ideas for how to leverage StrengthsFinder during these intense times. Transition will only provide transformation if we take time to remember and re-learn what we have already lived.