Understanding Strengths Within the Context of Marriage

Hello and welcome to the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture. On this episode of the podcast, I share a conversation with Sara Schlipp-Riedel, our client relationship, and business development lead, about how to utilize Strengths in the context of marriage. If you’re not married, don’t worry. What we talk about here is still very much applicable to anyone in any sort of close relationship.

The idea for this topic came to us over the past year. We would be working with a group of professionals, and inevitably, at some point during the day, multiple people would ask what it’s like to apply the language of Strengths with a spouse or partner. They would ask

“Wow, I really wish my spouse could take this assessment. I’m so curious to know what their five themes are.

~ Anonymous Client

So, Sara and I decided we’d talk about it!

During this episode, Sara and I share some examples from our own marriages about how we’ve utilized the language and philosophy of Strengths to better understand our partners. The benefits of having more tools at our disposal to construct a more accurate image of the people we live with can’t be overstated. If you’re like us, you likely have a plethora of examples to pull from. Sometimes we can be overly critical of our partners and focus too much on their “quirks.” We fail to notice how those things are likely tremendous Strengths we should give attention.

We also share some simple ways you can take the first steps toward using the language and philosophy of Strengths with your partner. We believe there is some serious next level understanding and awareness that can happen when two people—who presumably know each other well; the good, the bad, and the ugly—come together around a shared language and truly invest in setting up each other for success by understanding their Strengths.

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The Leadership Vision Podcast is a weekly show sharing our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of a strengths-based approach to people, teams, and culture. We believe that knowing your Strengths is only the beginning. Our highest potential exists in the ongoing exploration of our talents. Subscribe to the Leadership Vision Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen.

Please contact us if you have ANY questions about anything you heard in this episode or if you’d like to talk to us about helping your team understand the power of Strengths.