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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.
Leadership Vision is pleased to announce the dates for our next Strengths Communicator Training. A cohort is forming now for June 21-22 and August16-17. This “train the trainer” model will provide you the tools to further develop your ability to better understand the unique behaviors of Strengths in yourself and in others. In this blog post, Bethany von Steinbergs shares why you don’t want the upcoming Strengths Communicator Training to “pass you by.”
When Leadership Vision partners with an organization through any of our consulting services, we help create an ideal environment for individuals and teams to grow. We seek to build rapport with our clients around a behavior-based approach to Strengths. From the way Leadership Vision consultants introduce themselves, to the ways we engage the individuals and teams around Strengths prompts, our work is filled with meaning and purpose.
Sometimes, people can become overly focused on having specific Themes of Strengths to fulfill specific job roles. In this article, Jeff shares examples of extraordinary salespeople and their use of Themes of Strength in their work. He also explains how to understand the many Strengths that can be generative in a sales role.
What do we mean by Strong Teams? There are many examples we might use. A championship winning sports team, an award winning musical ensemble, or a design team that has taken a new product to market. Within each of those teams there exists three critical elements which allowed those teams to thrive. 1. Strong People […]
Have you ever sat across the table from someone in a meeting who is antsy and fidgety and eager to stop talking and start moving? Have you ever noticed the person who seems to always be in motion in every area of her life? Can you think of someone who starts one exciting project after another after another? These people might have the strength of Activator.
When I started working with the StrengthsFinder assessment tool in 2001, I had the extreme privilege of studying and learning about the tool from one of the people who was there with Donald Clifton at the beginning of the strengths movement, Dr. Chip Anderson. Who was Chip Anderson Chip Anderson was a professor at UCLA […]
Do you know those people who seem to always know what a team has in common? Have you met people that are calm in conflict and know just what to say to diffuse the tension in a group…or a family? Have a you met a very confrontational person who seems to always be stirring up conflict—but his real motive is to bring back peace and order? Do you know the people who innately know what pieces need to come together, or what notes need to be played to have the best result? The best sound? These people may have the strength of Harmony.
We have provided strengths based consulting work, focusing on the StrengthFinder™ psychometric, within UnitedHealthcare since 2009. During that time, we have provided the follow services: Cultural Assessment StrengthsFinder™ Introductory Events StrengthsFinder™ 201 1 to 1 Conversations Interactive 360 Vision Trekk Executive Coaching Strengths Based Strategic National Events Continuing Services with Talent Management We have worked […]
In principal and in practice, LVC is about people. We aim to provide a relational and intentional experience of service and excellence to all our clients. We provide an innovative and invitational means and experience to understand oneself and ones family friends, and colleagues. Our senior consultants each bring a minimum of 10 years of professional StrengthsFinder experience. […]
Have you met that person who always has a smile on their face? Or how about the person who always seems to be trying to lift the spirits of a group? Then there is that person who uses phrases like, “Look on the brightside…” or, “things could be worse…” or, “its not that bad!” Well, these people may have the strength of Positivity.
Below is a testimonial from one of our multi-year clients: Aeritae Consulting Group in St. Paul, Minnesota. We have been working with them for several years to build a strengths based culture within their organization. The following excerpt was written by Michael Finlon, COO and co-owner. We at the Aeritae Consulting Group value StrengthsFinder and […]
Strengths are generative: a strength produces life in you and in others. This is one of the most fundamental and enduring principals of StrengthFinder™ recurring throughout Gallup’s publications and training. In our experience, whenever there is a potential or actual conflict between people / strengths, we have found more often than not a misunderstanding or […]
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To be honest, and not overtly overdramatic, my work and relationshp with this execeptional company literally changed my life…I learned more about myself as a leader, colleague, friend, father and husband than anything I’ve done before or since.
Leadership Vision has taken Strengths training to a new level. Participants not only know the language of Strengths, but they also understand that Strengths make each person unique.
Leadership Vision gave us a lens through which to view individual and group Strengths. This self awareness is powerful; the group awareness transformational.
Our organization has been working with Leadership Vision for several years and it has been a very gratifying and rewarding experience. We have not only moved to be a “Strengths-Based” organization by having everyone in the Company go through training with Leadership Vision, but we also now have internal coaches who have been trained by […]
We have recommended the remarkable team at Leadership Vision to a number of congregations. A common response we hear is the deep appreciation for the breakthroughs on how to better understand one another in the pursuit of a common mission.