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StrengthsFinder’s Common Language

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The StrengthsFinder assessment allows you to develop a "common language" in your organization.

 The Common Language   One of the greatest benefits StrengthsFinder gives you is an opportunity to create a “common language” within the workplace. Recognize that each of your employees are bringing their own perspectives into the company, and their own way of looking at things. By focusing on embracing and accepting the 34 Signature Themes…

Promoters and the Eight Ways they Influence

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Promoters Influence in Eight Ways   If your Top 5 StrengthsFinder talent themes are dominant in the Influencing Domain, then you like to promote and move people. In our work, we very simply call these Promoters. Why? Because they spend most of their time promoting themselves, their ideas, people or products or services that they…

Strengths in History: Abraham Lincoln

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Strengths in Abraham Lincoln   Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America, elected in 1861 and serving until his death by assassination on April 15, 1865. How his StrengthsFinder talents and gifts played out in his life and shortened political career we can only guess. However, the evidence can be…

Words Can Change The World

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Words Change Things   If you are especially gifted in the StrengthsFinder talent theme of Communication, then you know that words can change the world. But all your life, others have likely been telling you to sit down and shut up. But you can’t! You have important things to say!   You would agree with Robin Williams…

Communication: I’ve Got Something to Say!

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Those strong in Communication have something to say!

Communication: Something to Say   “That lady from sales just doesn’t shut up. Ever. You can’t even get a word in edge-wise when she gets going. Has she never heard that ‘Silence is golden?’”   “He’s such an attention hog. He has to be the one leading the presentation and never gives anyone else a…

I Have a Dream: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I Have a Dream!”   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream… And any of us who have heard him speak it so eloquently could never doubt his passion. Here it is from the March on Washington in August, 1963 (it’s lengthy, but worth the watch).       So what StrengthsFinder talent themes…

Sometimes, You’ve Gotta Dial it Down! — or UP!

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Dial it UP or Dial it DOWN   With some of our awesome StrengthsFinder talent themes, we need to dial it up or dial it down!  At times, we are either too weak or too powerful.   We can wimp out in situations where our buttons are pushed, retreating because our Empathy or Positivity can’t handle…

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…

Communication: Front of the Room

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Communication: good presenters

Front of the Room Do you know someone who likes to be in the front of the room, who loves leading presentations and who has no fear of public speaking? They may be strong in the StrengthsFinder talent theme of Communication. They can articulate a point easily and have no problem putting their thoughts into words.…

Back to School Labels?

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Back to School Corral   As many of our kids go back to school this week, I start to ponder about how we educate children in our culture. We corral them — 20 to 30 at a time — into classrooms and we teach them all the same stuff, out of all the same books,…