This is a re-release episode where Brian Schubring and Nathan Freeburg talk about how to take our origin stories and frame them in ways that put them in their rightful place. To do this, we share five steps that will help us acknowledge the role our past has played in shaping our present and future. We’ll also share some tips for giving it an appropriate place in our current life. LISTEN NOW!
About Sara Schlipp-Riedel
Posts by Sara Schlipp-Riedel:
Which of Your Strengths Could Be ‘Louder’ and Which Could Be ‘Quieter’? Summer Strengths Conversation #3
We’re on summer break at Leadership Vision, but fear not! Our consultants got together with Nathan to record a series of mini-episodes for the podcast. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share one Strengths-Based question to ponder in the week ahead. This episode is the third in a four-week series and we hope it will provide you with something to chew on as you go about your week. Here’s the question for this week: Which of your Strengths could be ‘louder’ and which Strengths could be ‘quieter’ at times?
When preparing your team or organization to thrive in the world of Strengths, a foundational understanding of the 34 Themes of Strength is critical. Too often, we run into people who want to short-circuit the process, but over and over again, we’re finding it important to begin with a baseline of education. Sara and Logan share how they found a new desire to help teams understand these foundational elements after a recent engagement.
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!
I recently retook the StrengthsFinder assessment for the first time in several years and for the third time in the last 12. For years, my Top Five Themes of Strength have been Empathy, Achiever, Activator, Strategic, and Developer, all of which I have been very at home with. When I received my results of Relator, Strategic, Achiever, Positivity, and Activator I’ll be honest, I had a temporary “Strengths Identity Crisis.” Where had Empathy gone? What did it mean for me to have Relator?