At Leadership Vision, we believe that Strengths do not work alone, but in pairs. Sara’s Activator is influenced by her Strategic, in that, she is able to make decisions and move forward fast because she quickly surveys the potential obstacles and outcomes. But what happens when one Strength becomes overbearing? Sometimes, your judgement becomes clouded, one-sided, and you may feel un-centered. Below are some of Sara’s tactics she has practiced in an effort to harness it, and should be applicable to your Strengths journey as well.
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Through the exponential increase in self-awareness that Strengths provides, we can be more selective about the things and people we commit ourselves to. We will have an easier time saying no to the things that do not give us life, and seeking out opportunities that do. Often, we are able to find more ways to use our Strengths in places outside of our day-jobs. Keep reading as Sara gives us some relevant examples.
Recently, Joseph and Sara had the opportunity to sit down with a college senior who was seeking to learn more about the world of leadership consulting and the work of Leadership Vision. Like many young people we meet, she was anxious for advice on how to position herself for success in the coming months and years. Here are three things we shared with her about how to set herself up for a career of success: Know your Strengths, Be Informed and Empowered and Start Somewhere.
Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Strengths helps us understand what makes us unique, and StrengthsFinder invites each of us to celebrate what is good and right in ourselves and in others. Keep reading to see how these two ideas come together.
StrengthsFinder is a great tool to help teams be more productive. The real power comes from an individual’s commitment to better understanding themselves through a lens of Strength and being curious enough to learn about the Strengths they are surrounded by at home, work and in their greater community. Keep reading to learn more as Sara explains how this works.