We have two new FREE resources available to help you better understand your Strengths. Add these resources to your toolbox of understanding as you seek to gain greater personal awareness of your Strengths, and help the team you’re on better understand how to leverage their collective influence.
Now, if you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know that our approach to interpreting Strengths is based on the behaviors of individuals, not a set of definitions found in a book. Furthermore, a definition doesn’t take into consideration your personality. Your Strengths are detected in your vocabulary, posture, emotions, presence, attitudes, and actions. Understanding that your Strengths come alive in you differently from someone else gives you the freedom to interpret your Strengths as a dynamic set of talents in light of your experiences, environment, and personality.
Over the past 20+ years, we have taken this behavior-based approach to our psychometric of choice, CliftonStrengths®, and noticed three insights emerge from more than 50,000 conversations. These three insights can help unlock more of your uniqueness as an individual and better understand how you contribute to a team.
In the download for individuals, we share these three insights, give you a question to reflect on for each one, then ask you to jot down some examples that you can share with a friend, colleague, or family member. This document gives you more insight and will help you leverage your Strengths to deepen your compassion, help you take courageous and vulnerable risks, and grow relational trust.
The second new resource we’re offering is our Team Insight Download which contains two of our favorite process questions to ask teams.
At Leadership Vision, we say, “a team is anyone a leader invited to the table.” But when the team gets to the table, what do you do then? Perhaps your team needs to accomplish objectives or work on a project together. Maybe your team needs to get along or know each other.
This download contains a team-building exercise that is a simple practice to help you learn more about team members through relational questions and intentional conversations. It’s an abbreviated form of something we do with our client teams when working together in person or over Zoom. It includes some notes for facilitators, discussion prompts, and reflection questions.
Cohesive teams consist of people who understand themselves and their influence and are curious to understand others. And that is why using both of these free resources can help you and your team get to another level.
After you’ve had a chance to use these documents, we’d love to hear your feedback! What did you like or not like? What impact did these have on you, your team, or both? Please contact us with any questions or comments.