Sometimes, as we enter into conversations about StrengthsFinder™ we find people either love it or don’t. This could be a result of simply not understanding the tool or a dislike of assessments in general. Today, Bethany shares three of the most common objections we get and presents the Leadership Vision approach to helping others understand the benefits of Strengths-based work.
Bethany von Steinbergs
Posts by Bethany von Steinbergs:
We often look for what is common and consistent in ourselves, teams we are a part of, or our larger culture. This perspective is important, as it helps us key into what is right about us and our environments, however, it is a limited view. As we turn our kaleidoscopes, looking at what’s consistently right about People, Teams, and Culture from a variety of angles, we gain a deeper understanding and application of Strengths and the diversity therein. Keep reading as Bethany shares a reflections on the consistency and diversity that exists within our Strengths.
Since joining Leadership Vision, Bethany has been doing her best to leverage all of her “firsts”. It is important to maximize your first year in a new role by assuming a learning posture. This means positioning your heart and mind in an “arms wide open” way, receiving each moment with impartiality, generosity, and curiosity. Keep reading to learn more about how this is done.
The words “Theme” and “Strength” are often misused or misunderstood. Simply put, a “Theme” is a grouping of talents. A “Strength” is a Theme which has been productively applied. At Leadership Vision, we call this “generative”, meaning it brings life to you and gives life to others. Keep reading as Bethany explains how we use these terms to develop strong teams.
Many years ago, Bethany heard a teacher say the best way to identify counterfeit money, is to hold the real thing. As she begins her transition to the Leadership Vision team, this image is come to mind. The more you get to know the overall quality of a strengths-based leader, you more easily recognize when these are missing from those who are not leading this way. Keep reading as Bethany shares a bit about her new role.