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Leading through change is a constant challenge for all leaders. No matter your scope of influence or the number of people being affected, change will always be one of the challenges facing leaders. Change will test your adaptive capacities. Change will cast shadows of doubt within yourself, cloud your vision of the future, and erode the clarity of a well-planned strategy. Change may threaten relational trust and distract even the most focused of your team. On the other hand, change can be a welcome catalyst for greater clarity, compassion, and community.
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.”
The tension was palpable. Behind the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Paul, eight adults huddled over their VisionTrekk instructions, squinting at the minutely printed placards describing images on the ornate bronze grills. There were four potential solutions to the puzzle, but no one could agree which was the right one. As most of the […]
Many people have asked us, “Why have you spent the last 12 years focused on StrengthsFinder?” Or something that sounds like this, “How can you build a consulting firm around one primary tool?” Each time I have heard this question I have answered it in a variety of ways. Then recently I was asked to write […]
Continuing on in my mini series about my own strengths and how they play out in my day to day life, today I focus on the strength of “Significance.” From Gallup, the definition of Significance: “You want to be very significant in the eyes of other people. In the truest sense of the word you […]
This picture illustrates how my brain works – always focused on the horizon. I ask, “Where am I headed?” and “How can I get there?” Do you get so zoned in on something the rest of the world does not exist? Is it hard when someone interrupts something you are doing? Do you find it […]
When we look only for opportunities to lead, we often miss the more frequent and more common opportunities for meaningful influence. Influence of others through the more common, relational and unsuspecting moments make the more lasting impact. But in doing so, we need to pay attention more, a lot more. I believe by focusing on […]
Are you paying attention? Small moments of influence are happening all the time, all around us – An unbelievable opportunity for personal and professional development awaiting for our participation. Here is where the measure of our influence is truly gained: we discover our passion and awareness for others, we gain an indication of our capacity […]
Please, do not focus on being a leader… it’s a waste of your time. We should not focus on leadership opportunities with a concern of ‘what’s is in it for me?’ Our time should be invested in the discovery and understanding of what is in me for all opportunities. When focused on being a leader, even in […]
I run a half dozen road races every year. I have my training plan, and goal times in place well before I start. I register for races early and immediately build a 12 week training scheduled into my life. A few years ago, my plans were suddenly thrown out the window when extreme heat changed […]
CoCo Minneapolis. It’s Official, we’re in our first space. This is a very catalytic step for us. It was time to pull the trigger on getting a place to park our brains and build on what we have been doing so well for the past few years. Building strong teams. This was getting harder for us to do […]
2012 has been dubbed The Year of the Here by us at LVC. That means many things (post coming soon). One aspect is a commitment to reading good books about teamwork, strengths, leadership, business, human development and other stuff that informs the work we do. I’ve been reading since 1st grade when Mrs. Peterson taught […]
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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.