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!
Today’s episode is the eighth and final of our series on push conversations, and we’re closing it out by talking about how our Strengths help us navigate relationships. Navigate in this instance refers to everything related to relationships. How you form them, how you nurture and tend to them, and maybe even how you end them if that’s what needed. Relationships, or the way we connect to other people, is such a vital topic that we saved the best for last.
On this episode of the podcast, I’m chatting again with Sara Schlipp-Reidel, our Senior Client Relations Manager and Business Development Lead here at Leadership Vision. Sara and I have worked together quite a bit over the past year, and have witnessed each other navigating all sorts of relationships; with our team, with clients, personal relationships, and the plethora of random individuals we encounter when traveling. We had a lot of examples to share. This episode is a little longer than usual, but if you listen to all of it, you’ll hear us process how we establish relationships and tend to the ones that are closest to us. We’ll also discuss how we try to use our Strengths to establish a connection to others, so we can move closer to a greater sense of knowing others and being known.
Many years ago, Bethany heard a teacher say the best way to identify counterfeit money, is to hold the real thing. As she begins her transition to the Leadership Vision team, this image is come to mind. The more you get to know the overall quality of a strengths-based leader, you more easily recognize when these are missing from those who are not leading this way. Keep reading as Bethany shares a bit about her new role.
A threshold is something you must pass to move in a desired direction. We are often asked why we do certain things. The reason, to cross thresholds. We believe in crossing thresholds to build relationships and learn more about the culture of an organization. By doing these two things, we better meet the needs of our clients. It’s difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable, but always worth the investment. Read more as Brian explains how we do this.