On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, Sara Schlipp-Riedel and Nathan Freeburg discuss how to utilize Strengths in the context of marriage. They share examples from their own marriages about how they utilize the language and philosophy of Strengths to better understand their partners. If you’re not married, don’t worry. These examples and tips are applicable to anyone in any sort of close relationship. Listen now!
On this episode of the podcast, Linda Schubring and Nathan Freeburg talk about two traits that help build trust. Our thinking on this has been shaped by a book many of us on the team have read called, “No One Understands You and What to Do About It” by Heidi Grant Halverson. It’s about how our everyday interactions are colored by our subtle biases which distort how others see us and also shape how we see them. Or put another way, it’s about understanding perception and judgment. One of the key quotes in the book is ”we judge other people by how we perceive them. But we want to be judged by our intentions.”
Anybody that knows me, knows that I love a good sale. Not the 50% off kind from Bed Bath & Beyond (meh), but the kind that takes me into people’s yards, driveways, garages, and crooked sheds. So I’m not at all put off by cracks or chips or missing pieces. I don’t mind scuff marks, frayed edges and a bit of rust. For me, that’s what makes objects interesting. The subtext here, if you’re paying attention, is that imperfection makes an object worth less.….but certainly not worthless. I believe it just needs a different spot in the world to be appreciated and worthy once again.