On this episode of the Leadership Vision podcast, Linda and Nathan reflect on how they have seen their Strengths change over the past 20 years. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Linda and Nathan knowing each other, and they found it interesting to reflect on the ways their Strengths have become clearer and more understood over that time. While their conversation started in the past, it shifted into where they want their Strengths to go over the next 20 years.
It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and so we’re taking a little break from talking about the implementation and practice of Strengths. Instead, I’ve asked our team to briefly reflect on their year and share a few things they are grateful for in 2018. They each wrote something and then recorded it on whatever recording device they could find. Reflection is a powerful process that reminds us of the good things and teaches us something about the bad. Best selling author Melody Beattie says that “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
On this episode of the podcast, we share a snapshot of what our team is grateful for in 2018. As we pause to reflect on our hectic and hurried lives, you’ll hear some of the complexity and diversity that exists on our team. We also share our written thoughts in the blog.
We invite you to try this process we call ‘The Rearview”. Whether you are a Strengths Coach, Team Facilitator or just looking to understand your own Top 5 – this work has impact. These questions will help you to think deeply and reflect on past experiences that may have been submerged for some time. It is my hope that sifting through these memories will give new buoyancy to your Strengths and your story.