As leaders, sometimes we get on a stage with a bunch of rock stars and we have to take turns, leading, and shining. The Strengths movement has been great at helping us understand when it’s our turn to be up front, and when it’s our turn to be the “back-up” singer. Read more as Linda poses a great question for teams to consider about this.
The mere whisper of the word feedback from a colleague, friend, client or boss can make us wince in anticipatory fear, and plummet our thoughts into the abyss of failure. It doesn’t have to be that way, especially when we utilize the language of Strengths. Aleasha explains how having a deep and honest understanding of our own Strengths, can profoundly impact our relationships with feedback.
At Leadership Vision, we constantly seek to innovate our approach by connecting best practice in other domains to the integration of Strengths. Recently, we have been layering Strengths with behavioral science. A ‘cognitive miser’ is someone who finds different ways to save time and effort when negotiating the social world. We revert time and again, to the thinking pathway we know the best: a shortcut. When using Strengths with Teams, it is necessary to create opportunities for individuals to begin to excavate personal assumptions and biases to allow people to recognize their own Strengths ShortCuts. Keep reading as Aleasha gives examples how to do this.
Trust is an enigma. It is one of those words that comes with a lifetime of baggage. We know when we have it and we know when we don’t. It is the elusive and invisible thread that binds us together. But, when asked what Trust is, people often struggle with an actual definition. Instead, they prefer to share instances from their own experience. As the final core concept of our Professional Team Engagement Model, Trust is vital to any team that wants to operate out of their Strengths. Keep reading as Aleasha unpacks this concept and shares how to build it on your team.
There will come time when it is your turn to lead. Maybe your skills are highly tuned to a particular set of circumstances . Or perhaps you have your hands in a variety of things – helping team members with several tasks. Keep reading to learn about an easy team building activity that will provide examples of your Strengths when they are on and when they are on the sidelines.