Today on the podcast, we’re talking about how our Strengths can help us handle difficult situations. Specifically, challenges and conflicts. We define those terms and offer FIVE things that will help you prepare before a difficult situation arises, and how to handle them when they do. We also issue a challenge so listen to the very end!
On this episode of the podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between Sara and Nathan as they travel to and from a client engagement. In the first part of the show, Sara and I talk about our work with the client and share a few points of learning we hoped to have with them. In the second half of the episode, on the way back to the airport, you’ll hear them reflect on lessons learned from the group; things they were surprised by, and things that went pretty much as expected. They also share some personal and professional takeaways. There were some tremendous moments of learning, not just from the client, but for our team as well. No matter where you’re at on your Strengths journey there are some helpful insights you can take back to your team, to your organization, or maybe just implement in your own life.
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.
In this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Nathan and Steph talk about how their Strengths help them make decisions. This was a tough one for both of them, and you’ll hear how they wrestle with how their Strengths inform their decision-making abilities. Luckily, there is never a shortage of decisions to evaluate. Take a listen and then think about how your Strengths lend themselves to your decision making.