At Leadership Vision, we believe Strengths are most alive and most impactful when they are experienced in community. We have the greatest potential to give life to ourselves and others when practicing our Themes of Strengths alongside others. But who should we partner with to enhance our Strengths, and how do we know who those partners should be? Here are three things you can do to answer that question.
Recently, Joseph Valentine Dworak read the book “Strengths Based Parenting” by Dr. Mary Reckmeyer. It’s about how to apply the philosophy and methodology of StrengthsFinder to children. As a parent of two young boys, he was intrigued. Reckmeyer’s book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in unlocking the uniqueness of their children and teaches valuable lessons on parenting in a strengths based way.
Recently, Bethany has developed an even greater affection for the 1 to 1 Conversation. She stumbled upon a quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow which states, “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.” In the work we do, this is the place where we learn: the 1 to 1 Conversation. In today’s post, Bethany von Steinbergs shares a few things she has learned about the power of listening in a Strengths conversation.
When Brian reflected on transitions throughout his life – various jobs, relationships, family dynamics – he realized he does not transition well. He quickly embraces what is next, without much thought given to healthy transition. After much reflection, he has learned how to utilize his Strengths in these situations. Keep reading and see what you can apply to your own life.
As we head into this next season the concept of protecting one’s magic – understanding what makes you uniquely you – is especially important. Below are Sara’s suggestions for protecting your magic and finding compassion for the magic of those around you.