The single most important factor in determining your success as a Strengths Professional is your ability to hear and identify the talents and behaviors of Strengths. Without the ability to discern the nuances and uniqueness of Strengths, we miss the transformational potential Strengths may have. The next time we are helping someone understand their Strengths, strive to identify the Talents first and name the Strength second.
About Brian Schubring
Posts by Brian Schubring:
A table has profoundly shaped Brian’s Strengths. His experience at this table also shaped why he believes strongly in the Leadership Vision team sharing their perspectives, challenging each other, and openly asking for help as they work together in collaborative partnership. Keep reading today’s post, then interact around the question, “What have been the shaping influences of your Strengths?”
Leading through change is a constant challenge for all leaders. No matter your scope of influence or the number of people being affected, change will always be one of the challenges facing leaders. Change will test your adaptive capacities. Change will cast shadows of doubt within yourself, cloud your vision of the future, and erode the clarity of a well-planned strategy. Change may threaten relational trust and distract even the most focused of your team. On the other hand, change can be a welcome catalyst for greater clarity, compassion, and community.
When it comes to creating team building activities that actually work, we have found the best ones to be simple, repeatable, and sustainable. Brian shares three lessons to illustrate how to introduce professional best practices while using StrengthsFinder language to prompt team conversations and application.
When Brian reflected on transitions throughout his life – various jobs, relationships, family dynamics – he realized he does not transition well. He quickly embraces what is next, without much thought given to healthy transition. After much reflection, he has learned how to utilize his Strengths in these situations. Keep reading and see what you can apply to your own life.