Reflecting on 20 Years of Strengths (podcast)

Welcome to the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture.

Recently, Linda Schubring and I recorded a series of Podcasts from Portland, Oregon, where I live. She planned a trip out west to visit our family, and some other friends who live in the area, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to capture some of our reflections and conversations.

On this episode of the podcast, Linda and I reflect on how we have seen our Strengths change over the past 20 years. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Linda and I knowing each other, so we thought it would be interesting to reflect on the ways our Strengths have become clearer and more understood over that time.

While our conversation started in the past, it shifted into where we want our Strengths to go over the next 20 years. Based on what we know about ourselves today, how do we want to lean into our Strengths and become stronger in the areas of our greatest Strength? Ultimately, we each want to serve others through our Strengths

On this particular day of the podcast recording, we had breakfast at a lovely little cafe on Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland, which seemed oddly fitting. It was a bit noisy, so bear with us, but see if you can tell how this detail fits into our conversation.

Reflect on This

Think back to a few years ago. Pick a point in time and reflect on how you’ve changed. Specifically, think about how your Strengths have changed and grown.

  • What has changed?
  • What is the same?
  • What level of understanding has become clearer?
  • What level of understanding has become less clear?

When you’re finished answering the questions above, think about how you currently serve others with your Strengths.

  • Could you be serving others more?
  • What’s holding you back from serving others through your Strengths?

Afterwards, share this with a friend and ask them to hold you accountable to do more. Remember, even 1% more is still moving you towards that place you want to be.

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