Today on the podcast, we’re talking about the importance of listening for Talents as a way to better understand what is going on with a person’s Strengths profile. Talents, the building blocks of a Strength, are the recognizable patterns of thought, feeling, and emotion that point to an area of a person’s greatest potential. There’s something here for Strengths practitioners as well as individuals who want to take their Strengths knowledge to the next level, so LISTEN NOW!
The single most important factor in determining your success as a Strengths Professional is your ability to hear and identify the talents and behaviors of Strengths. Without the ability to discern the nuances and uniqueness of Strengths, we miss the transformational potential Strengths may have. The next time we are helping someone understand their Strengths, strive to identify the Talents first and name the Strength second.
It is easy to look at someone’s top 5 Themes and make predictions about what they might be in generic and prescriptive ways. We see this all the time online and usually find it to be less than helpful. To really know what someone’s Themes will be like in real life, you must spend time with them hearing their story and listening for Talents. To truly unlock the power of StrengthsFinder we think this is a must. Keep reading as Joseph digs into how to do this and why it is important.
In the last month, we have had a variety of engagements – training Strengths Communicators, taking a company through our three-step process, and a quarterly […]