The Leadership Vision Resource Library
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.
It’s summer and my garden is growing faster than I can keep up. One night, as I was sitting pulling weeds and relishing in how well everything was growing, I was letting my mind drift thinking about all the wonderful ways to eat the items in my garden once they are ready. In my opinion, the best way to eat those fresh vegetables is with a little vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
This is actually a great metaphor for our Strengths. Rather than trying to disguise who we really are with thick layers of cheese or dressing, we only need be fully present, and perhaps, add simple flavors to bring out more (or in some cases less) of who we are.
At Leadership Vision, we believe that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have strengths in all four domains. We believe there is no such as thing as ‘Strengths Balance’ or having the ‘right’ set of Strengths. Instead, we choose to focus on the generative side of Strengths, not the degenerative or “dark side,” a descriptive versus a prescriptive approach to Strengths that doesn’t put people in boxes, and we believe that Strengths are always working and pairing together.
The millennial generation accounts for nearly 40% of the western workforce and will continue to define the workspace as more millennials rise through corporate ranks in the coming years. How are you preparing your team and culture to reach and empower this generation?
In this episode, Carrie and Nathan will recap our previous episode, then define conflict and challenge, as well as discuss how we have seen both of these things in our company.
Have you ever marveled at way a person can multi-task and then she goes and juggles one more thing? Have you ever noticed the leader who can develop a strong 5-year strategy and deliver on that strategy by getting the right people together at the right time, mixing new and complex elements in a new season, and accomplish goals that end up surpassing quotas or expectations? That leader might have the strength of Arranger.
All of us are unique. There is no magic formula or shortcut to success based on leveraging talents. But, you can start the process, and move along that path. Strengthsfinder can point you in a direction, but you will need to journey down the path.
Using StrengthsFinder to work with clients on a long term basis is some of our most rewarding work. When you’re in the same organization for an extended period of time, you get to see how a strengths based culture can exist. You can also see positive change happen, and often, revenues grow. We began our […]
Have you ever worked with someone who is known for responding to any kind of situation or task by asking, “Why?” “How do you know?” “Ahhh, why?” “Where did you learn that?” “Well, Why?” This person may have the strength of Analytical.
Over the past decade I have had the honor of working with dozens of organizations and individuals around the topics of maximizing productivity, increased self-awareness and more. One thing that consistently happens whenever I visit any type of organization is that there are always employees are more engaged than others, and some that are actively […]
Have you ever seen those people who can walk into any situation or any environment both calm and excited? Do you know someone who seems to really be okay with change… and even helps lead others through a change process? Or that person who seems to not plan ahead, but always seems to get the job done. These people may have the strength of Adaptability.
My son has a board book called “Baby Penguins Everywhere.” It’s the story of one lonely penguin, who suddenly finds herself surrounded by dozens and dozens of baby penguins. At first, she is happy for the company. They play in the snow, making snowballs, sliding down hills, and doing other things animated penguins do. At […]
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.
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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.