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.
There is something special about this time of year. Getting together with family, eating amazing food, and sharing the ways our lives have changed over the previous 365 days. Reflection is a powerful process that can remind you of the good things, and teach you something about the bad. Our team spent time thinking about what we are thankful for this year. As you reflect on your own year, here is a glimpse into ours.
Creating a Strengths Based Culture, speaking the language of Strengths, and approaching conversations through the lens of Strengths, are all critically important to creating a relational and intentional environment where each person’s unique perspective is defended and protected. But, what happens when you go home? Steph shares some helpful insights about the benefits of knowing and learning your Strengths with friends and family at home.