Comparing Three types of Competition (Re-Broadcast)
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, we think you’ll enjoy re-listening to them as you move into the new year.
In this episode of the podcast, you’ll get to hear from three of our team members as I interviewed them about the similarities and differences between their shared Theme of Competition. But as you’ll hear, we don’t go deep into the behaviors of the Theme. In my conversation today with Steph, Brian, and Logan, we’ll be diving deep into the way their other Themes of Strength show up and impact their Theme of Competition. It’s a fascinating conversation and shows just how unique each individual is, even when there are shared Strengths present.
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.
About comparing Competition
The idea for this podcast came a few months back when Steph wrote a blog post summarizing her findings from an interview she did with Brian and Logan. In that post, she compares and contrasts the way Competition shows up for each of them.
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One sentence in the post really got the wheels turning for me and formed the basis for what would become this episode. Steph wrote that for her Competition to fully engage, she needs structure. For Logan, he needs to gather information. And for Brian, it’s all about points of connection.
On the podcast, Steph, Brian, Logan and I explore what it means for Steph to need structure, for Logan to require information, and for Brian to crave connection. We talk about the interconnection between Themes of Strength and how we’re able to get the most out of them when we understand this interconnection. We know that Strengths don’t work alone – there’s always at least two or three working together – And while we start by understanding Strengths individually, the next step is stacking them together.
We’d love to hear your reflections, so leave us a comment and share!
- 34 Themes of Strength Descriptions
- Comparing Competition article
- A simple Strengths activity
- The Strengths Course
About The Leadership Vision Podcast
The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of StrengthsFinder. Leadership Vision uses CliftonStrengths to work with People, Teams, and Culture. We believe that knowing your Top 5 Strengths is only the beginning. Our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents. Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.
Please contact us if you have ANY questions about anything you heard in this episode or if you’d like to talk to us about helping your team understand the power of Strengths.