In our work as consultants with StrengthsFinder, we often hear people referring to different Themes of Strength with “good or bad,” “positive or negative” type of language. There is a misconception that certain Strengths are better than others, or at least better for certain things. We are constantly pushing back on this type of thinking, and instead, seek to help people understand that Strengths are character neutral – they are not good or bad, but entirely individual to the person who uses them. Keep reading as Joseph explores this idea with his own Themes, and offers an easy activity for reflection.
As a shaper of culture, keep three things in mind: First, the convergence of cultures actually creates a new culture. Secondly, the convergence of cultures allows for individuals to grow in their unique identities. Finally, a Strengths Based approach can Infuse the world with Beauty and Brilliance through relationship and conversation.
Reflection is a simple and powerful activity. We encourage all of our clients to do it, and when you spend a little time reflecting on how your Strengths interact with the world, you can better understand how they work, and what you might need to do to get more out of them.