Monthly Archives: September 2014

Is it Possible to CHANGE Someone Else?

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Can You Change Someone Else? How many times have you gotten into a relationship and then started trying to change the other person? It’s usually a recipe for disaster and NEVER works. After all, none of us has control of anything other than ourselves, our own behavior, thoughts and feelings even though (for whatever) reason,…

Context: Loving the Past

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Loving the Past with Context If you are fascinated by history, or use an historical time period in order to make sense of the world we live in, then you might be strong in the StrengthsFinder talent theme of Context. You find value in the lessons of the past and you remind others of what happened…

Focus: Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

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Focus on the prize.

Focus: Are Your Eyes Always on the Prize?   “Dang! Have you watched her work? She is relentless! That woman is gonna beat everybody else in the department and I’ll bet in only half the time! She runs circles around everybody else and makes the rest of us look bad.”   “Did you hear about…

Strategic Thinkers are Never Alone

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Strategic Thinkers are Rarely Lonely   If you have StrengthsFinder talents dominant Strategic Thinking Domain of Leadership, you may never be lonely when you’re alone. These talents are the thinking talents that allow you to be alone with your thoughts.    You may be thinking through a difficulty, solving a problem, or just thinking about your…

Can Your Strengths Be TOO Strong?

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Talents TOO Strong?

Strengths TOO Strong?   How can it be that our Strengths are too strong? Excellent question! And one that is answered very well in this article by Steve Jeffs, the Chief Research Scientist with Strengths Strategy: Can my Strengths be Too Strong? He explains how our strongest talents can actually become weaknesses if we engage them…

Go-Getter Talents

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Go-Getters don't wait for achievements to happen. They go get them.

The Go-Getters   If you are a Go-Getter who takes action and gets things done, you may be especially gifted in the StrengthsFinder talent themes of Achiever, Focus, Maximizer, Activator or Command. These talents come with a strong energy to grind through the work or to inspire and motivate others to do so.        …

Just Be YOU!

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One of my favorite blogs is the Multiplier Mindset’s Quotable Coach. Every day, they fill my mailbox with reminders of why I need to do what I do best, and partner with others to fill the gaps!   Here’s something I lifted from the copy of a recent blogpost:   “…instead of putting your effort…

Discipline: Perfectly Predictable

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Discipline: Excellent planners

Discipline: Predictable to Perfection   “All I know is that you can’t spring a change on her! She’ll have an absolutely break-down if you try to change the date for that meeting in Los Angeles! She needs advance notice — and a lot of it”   “I swear he’s OCD. If the paperwork is not…

How Our Strengths Become Weaknesses

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Strengths vs Weaknesses   If we have such awesome gifts and talents, the how do our strengths become weaknesses? Through the StrengthsFinder talent assessment, we get the opportunity to discover who we are at our best and how we can operate in power and strength. So if we’re so great, then why don’t we have…