On this episode of the podcast, Sara Schlipp-Riedel and Nathan talk about vulnerability. We barely scratch the surface of this deep and important topic, but we hope it will give you permission to be a little more vulnerable and embody all of who you are meant to be.
On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Brian and Nathan talk about how to have a conversation with someone that helps them better understand how they are wired within the context of their Strengths and their story.
We’re taking a short break from new episodes of the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of CliftonStrengths. But rather than go silent for the next few weeks, we thought we would re-broadcast some of our favorite episodes from the past year. Logan Joyce and I sat down to talk about the episodes that have made the biggest impression on us in the past year. There’s nothing technical about this, just four episodes that we really, really liked! You may have missed these episodes, but even if you didn’t, you’ll enjoy re-listening to them as you move into the new year.
In this episode of the podcast, each member of our team shares some of their earliest memories. Times when they remember evidence of behaviors they can now connect back to one of their Themes of Strength. We’ll be back on January 7, 2019, with all new episodes to help you further develop your Strengths, the Strengths of your team, and the Strengths of your organization.
Today’s episode is the eighth and final of our series on push conversations, and we’re closing it out by talking about how our Strengths help us navigate relationships. Navigate in this instance refers to everything related to relationships. How you form them, how you nurture and tend to them, and maybe even how you end them if that’s what needed. Relationships, or the way we connect to other people, is such a vital topic that we saved the best for last.
On this episode of the podcast, I’m chatting again with Sara Schlipp-Reidel, our Senior Client Relations Manager and Business Development Lead here at Leadership Vision. Sara and I have worked together quite a bit over the past year, and have witnessed each other navigating all sorts of relationships; with our team, with clients, personal relationships, and the plethora of random individuals we encounter when traveling. We had a lot of examples to share. This episode is a little longer than usual, but if you listen to all of it, you’ll hear us process how we establish relationships and tend to the ones that are closest to us. We’ll also discuss how we try to use our Strengths to establish a connection to others, so we can move closer to a greater sense of knowing others and being known.
On the podcast, you’ll get to hear Sara and I wrestle with how our Strengths help us navigate the often eerie but inevitable waters of conflict. You’ll hear us grapple with the idea of relational capital and how it helps or hinders the conflict process. We’ll also talk about how to know when to engage in conflict, and what to do if we notice our Strengths harming rather than helping move through conflict. We also talk quite a bit about our gut reactions to conflict, what to do with those gut-feelings, and how to direct that response to be one rooted in Strength.