If you are trying to build a Strengths Based Organization, you already know it’s not easy. There are all kinds of obstacles in the way, but we’ve found that if organizations prioritize three things, their chances of truly embedding Strengths in a culture is much greater.
At Leadership Vision, each of us has been profoundly impacted by the language of Strengths. As a team, we believe in the multiplied influence of working together, in all of our differences, with clients, on projects, or other activities. As a culture, our words are marked by passion, action, and drive.
On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, I talk with Linda Schubring (fellow Leadership Vision Consultant, and Director of Culture at Aeritae Consulting, a Tech Consulting company in St. Paul Minnesota), about the three elements that exist in all successful Strengths Based Organizations. Linda says to do this well, it takes,
…learning a language, it takes practicing it in the context of working with people or going out adventures with people, and then it’s cultivating this narrative intelligence.
Linda and I will talk about these three elements, primarily as it relates to groups and teams, but there’s also some great stuff in here for individuals looking to further embed the language and philosophy of Strengths into their own lives.
As we seek to become a successful Strengths-Based organization ourselves, we use the universal language of Strengths as we continue to have shared experiences on our team, and actively build our narrative intelligence capacities by sharing the common narrative and listening deeply to the story everyone is telling.
About the Leadership Vision Podcast
The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of StrengthsFinder. Leadership Vision uses StrengthsFinder to work with People, Teams, and Culture. We believe that knowing your Top 5 Strengths is only the beginning. In fact, our greatest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents.
It is our objective to shape a culture that intentionally aligns people around a Strengths philosophy. We believe that ultimately it is on a team where people gain insight into others while sharpening their own Strengths potential, capacity, and influence.
Thanks again to Dr. Linda Schubring for sharing her wisdom about building Strengths Based Organizations. For more resources about developing your Strengths, the Strengths of your team, or the Strengths of your organization, visit our resource page.