Talent x Investment = Strength
Talent is a natural way of thinking, feeling or behaving.
Investment is time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base.
Strength is the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance.
The most successful people start with the dominant talent – and than add skills, knowledge and practice to the mix. When they do this, the raw talent actually serves as a multiplier.
It is relatively easy to describe our acquired expertise, but most of us struggle when asked to describe our natural talents. If you find it difficult to name your talents, take a step back, and you’ll see that talents often have something in common – a theme – that connects them.
With the Strengths Finder Workshop you will discover your 5 top strengths.
Working from your strengths will improve your
- kindness toward others
Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong … And yet, a person can perform only from strength.” Peter Drucker
A Misguided Maxim
“You can be anything you want to be, if you just try hard enough”
Most people embrace this maxim at a young age. Yet it’s clear from Gullup’s research that each person has greater potential for success in specific areas, and the key to human development is building on who you already are.
So, a revision to the “you-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be” maxim might be more accurate: “You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are”.
Simply being aware of your areas of lesser talents can help you avoid major roadblocks.
What happens when you’re not in the “strength zone”?
You’re quite simply a different person. In the workplace, you are six times less likely to be engaged in your job. When you’re not able to use your strenghts at work, chances are that you:
- dread going to work
- have more negative than positive interactions with your colleagues
- treat your costomers poorly
- tell your friends what a miserable company you work for
- achieve less on a daily basis
- have fewer positive and creative moments
So why isn’t everyone living life with a strenghts approach?
One big problem is that most people are either unaware of, or unable to describe, their own strengths … or the strengths of the people around them.
If you want do develop as leader or help your team advance to it’s strengths – this workshop will be perfect for you.
In addition to your personal assessment you will get
- A team strengths-based grid for mapping the talents of those around you
- A guide for strengths-based discussions in organizations
- A guide for strengths-based discussion at home
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