One of the hardest topics that we talk about here a Leadership Vision is accepting our Strengths. Too often especially the first time we read our results, is that we don’t like the words on the page. We see too much of the negative side of the Themes of Strength, and we can’t accept, appreciate, or acknowledge that this is who we are. Today on the show, Nathan talks with Carrie Jones, the chief operating officer at Leadership Vision, about three things anyone can do to accept and appreciate their StrengthsFinder Themes.
Thanksgiving, of course, is a natural time to experience gratitude. Getting together with family, eating amazing food, and sharing the ways our lives have changed over the previous 365 days is a practice most people adhere to around the Holidays. Reflection is a powerful process that can remind you of the good things, and teach you something about the bad. Nathan asked a few members of our team to briefly share a few things they are grateful for this year. Below is a snapshot of their responses as they paused to reflect on our hectic and hurried lives. One thing we all realize is that we need more time for this type of reflection!
Today we’re simulating what it’s like to be in the room for a Learning Community experience, hearing all of the observations and reactions. Brian walks us through how he connected the conversation with a particular participant, to the image he drew, how she responded, how her team reacted, and some of the big takeaways from that moment. He explains how he arrived at the picture and shares with us some examples of her Strengths in action.
The Importance of an Education on the 34 Themes of Strength: Bringing to Life the Themes of Strength
In order to provide a foundation for team development, continued growth in Understanding the Talents expressed in each of the Themes of Strength, and to establish a common language from which to move forward as a team, we believe a Strengths-based team or culture should start with an education around each of the 34 Themes of Strength. Here’s why!
Today on the show, Nathan talks with our President and CEO, Brian Schubring in Part II of our three-part series about the Learning Community event, a culminating Team experience that integrates a day of Strengths learning, 1 to 1 conversations, and thoughtful observations shared through a visual narrative. We capture how an individual’s Strengths are being used at that particular point in time, and share those insights in a unique way. Click below to listen!