On this episode of the Leadership Vision podcast, Sara and Nathan briefly share the Leadership Vision approach to change and conflict then reflect on things they learned from working with a team in these areas. They’ll share some new insights into the topics of change and conflict, as well as the process of facilitating them. They’ll also offer a few suggestions that we think may help you navigate these two crucial and inevitable aspects of life on any team.
On this episode of the podcast, I’m having a Strengths conversation with my colleague Steph. More specifically, we’re having a “push” conversation. A “push” conversation is any conversation where you intentionally push strengths to the center. You can talk about everyday things but reference your Strengths and the Strengths of the other person intentionally. The idea is to practice the language of Strengths and to see them from another perspective and to help articulate your viewpoint around Strengths.
In this episode, you’ll hear Steph and I discuss how our Strengths enable us to deal with change. (The topic of change is not entirely random, as both Steph and I are going through a lot of it right now.) The theme of change is just one of eight controlling questions we use with our clients to form the basis of these conversations.
The sheer purpose of a vegetable peeler is to shave off an outer layer, perhaps a layer that is too tough or bitter; to change the state of the fruit or vegetable. In this post, Carrie describes her restlessness and inability to settle down long enough to pay attention to this needed change. Here are four things Carrie learned as she applied the philosophy of the vegetable peeler to herself.
At Leadership Vision, we approach the process of change by looking at it through the lens of Strengths. Knowing your Strengths doesn’t necessarily make the process of change any faster or easier, but most often, it does make it go a little smoother. This is because knowing Strengths asks everyone to examine their responses to change and understand the perspectives of others.
Recently Sara and I led a team engagement session on the topic of change. What follows are a few of my reflections from that session, as well as the two questions we ask everyone to answer before moving through change. Not only are there a few light-bulb moments but we share excellent reminders for all of us trying to influence positive change in our organizations.
What tape is playing in your head about who you are? Do you talk too much or are you to intense? Do you start something without thinking or never finish a single project because you want it to be perfect? What image looks back at you in the mirror? Is it positive or negative? Here are three ways to change negative images to reflect your beauty and brilliance using StrengthsFinder.