At its core, a 201 Education Session sets a baseline for understanding the StrengthsFinder tool and each of the 34 Themes of Strength. This is a critical step if you hope to make any progress towards becoming a Strengths Based Organization. Since this is such a crucial aspect of helping individuals and teams understand their top five themes of Strength, Joseph describes how Leadership Vision conducts this vital activity.
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In our work as consultants with StrengthsFinder, we often hear people referring to different Themes of Strength with “good or bad,” “positive or negative” type of language. There is a misconception that certain Strengths are better than others, or at least better for certain things. We are constantly pushing back on this type of thinking, and instead, seek to help people understand that Strengths are character neutral – they are not good or bad, but entirely individual to the person who uses them. Keep reading as Joseph explores this idea with his own Themes, and offers an easy activity for reflection.
Recently, Joseph Valentine Dworak read the book “Strengths Based Parenting” by Dr. Mary Reckmeyer. It’s about how to apply the philosophy and methodology of StrengthsFinder to children. As a parent of two young boys, he was intrigued. Reckmeyer’s book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in unlocking the uniqueness of their children and teaches valuable lessons on parenting in a strengths based way.
At Leadership Vision, we implore our clients that no matter what their title, they can lead. We believe leadership is about influence, and everyone has influence. What does that mean for followers? Today, Joseph shares how you can you use your Strengths to be a better follower where you 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.