How We Teach the Learning Community (Podcast)

Welcome to the next installment of the Leadership Vision Podcast, where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of StrengthsFinder.

Today on the show, I’m talking with our President and CEO, Brian Schubring in Part II of our three-part series about the Learning Community event, a culminating Team experience that integrates a day of Strengths learning, 1 to 1 conversations, and thoughtful observations shared through a visual narrative. We capture how an individual’s Strengths are used at that particular point in time, and share those insights in a unique way that not only gives the person we’re talking about more precise language to describe who they are but helps team members better understand what makes that person strong.

In this episode, Brian does quite a bit of teaching, and you’ll learn:

  • How he taught the above image at a recent engagement
  • How he arrived at the picture
  • Examples of the person’s Strengths in action
  • How they connect to the image drawn

We’ll describe the picture to you in detail, but click this link to see a high-resolution version so you can see exactly what we’re talking about.

Where We Were

To give some context on how and where this image was taught, we were working with a group of 18 leaders that were part of a year-long leadership development program at a huge organization here in the Twin Cities. All of the leaders in this program were people who have been in their careers for 15 – 20 years with proven leadership in the company.

Listen below to Brain explaining that process of creating one image for our learning community engagement:

If you’d to see examples of other images we’ve created, visit our blog and search for ‘Learning Community.’ There are a few articles and several more pictures with stories for additional insights into this process.

Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Thanks again to Brian Schubring for sharing more insight into our Learning Community process. If you haven’t already listened to Part I of this three-part series, check it out here.

Resources Mentioned in the Episode

About The Leadership Vision Podcast

The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of StrengthsFinder. Leadership Vision uses StrengthsFinder to work with People, Teams, and Culture. We believe that knowing your Top 5 Strengths is only the beginning. In fact, our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents.