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"Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton.

Understand what your strengths are, hone them and apply them productively to achieve a successful, fulfilling career.

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  • 1. PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS! Prepared by James Chang! April 11, 2014!
  • 2. WHY YOU 
 SHOULD CARE! Understanding your own! strengths and that of those 
 around you enables you to 
 lead a successful, meaningful career where you are happy 
 about doing what you do.! (Early retirement anyone?)!
  • 3. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?! 3 | Slide!
  • 4. Marcus Buckingham
 -SVP of the Gallop Organization
 -Coauthor of “First, Break All the Rules”
 -Founder of the TMBC, speaker, consultant
 
 ! Donald O. Clifton, Ph. D.! -Past chairman of the Gallup Organization! -Chief designer of Strengthsfinder Profile! 
 
 
 ! Tom Rath! -Author of Strengthfinder 2.0! THE AUTHORS! 4 | Slide!
  • 5. When was the last time you did something at work that you lost track of time?!
  • 6. VIDEO - 4 MINS! 6 | Slide!
  • 7. THREE MAIN SECTIONS! The anatomy of a strength! Discover the source of your strength! Put strengths to work! 7 | Slide!
  • 8. 1.  Consistent near perfect performance! ! Strength /strenTH! I. The Anatomy of a strength! 8 | Slide!
  • 9. Duplicate success and 
 feel intrinsic satisfaction.! Excel by maximizing strengths, 
 not fixing weaknesses.! Excellent performers 
 excel in a few areas, not all.! PRINCIPLES OF A TRUE STRENGTH! I. The Anatomy of a strength! 9 | Slide!
  • 10. Knowledge! I. The Anatomy of a strength! 10 | Slide! INGREDIENTS OF A STRENGTH! Talent! Skills!
  • 11. Facts! I. The Anatomy of a strength! 11 | Slide! Lessons! Information! KNOWLEDGE! Can be learned!
  • 12. I. The Anatomy of a strength! 12 | Slide! SKILL! 1 
 BOIL WATER! 2
 PUT IN NOODLES! 3
 WAIT 
 5 MINS! 4
 DONE!! Steps of an activity.! Can be learned.!
  • 13. I. The Anatomy of a strength! 13 | Slide! TALENT! Patterns of thought, feeling or behavior.! Enduring, 
 occurs naturally.! Productively applied.! CANNOT be learned.! Essential to a strength.!
  • 14. I. The Anatomy of a strength! 14 | Slide! “Black, 4 wheels, horsepower”! KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, TALENT! 1 ! 2! 3! Intro, road test, 
 close deal! “Your neighbour 
 is interested”!
  • 15. I. The Anatomy of a strength! 15 | Slide! DANGER OF OVERDEPENDENCE ON SKILLS! They help you perform, but you’ll never excel!! Some activities cannot 
 be broken down to steps.!
  • 16. ! II. DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF YOUR STRENGTH!
  • 17. 1. Yearnings! 2. Rapid Learning! 3. Satisfaction! II. Discover the source of your strength! 17 | Slide! CLUES!
  • 18. II. Discover the source of your strength! 18 | Slide! CLUES! Yearnings are natural tendencies that pull you 
 to activities. !
  • 19. II. Discover the source of your strength! 19 | Slide! Rapid learning happens when you engage in a new activity that taps into your talents.!
  • 20. II. Discover the source of your strength! 20 | Slide! CLUES! Satisfaction 
 is ambiguous.! Feeling 
 challenged.! “When can 
 I do it again?”!
  • 21. 21 | Slide! APPLY YOUR ! TALENTS! PRODUCTIVELY!
  • 22. VIDEO - RECAP!
  • 23. III. PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK!
  • 24. Influencing! Relationship Building! Executing! Strategic Thinking! Achiever! Arranger! Belief! Consistency! Deliberative! Discipline! Focus! Responsibility! Restorative! ! Activator! Command! Communication! Competition! Maximizer! Self-Assurance! Significance! Woo! ! Adaptability! Developer! Connectedness! Empathy! Harmony! Includer! Individualization! Positivity! Relator! ! Analytical! Context! Futuristic! Ideation! Input! Intellection! Learner! Strategic! ! THE FOUR DOMAINS OF LEADERSHIP STRENGTH! III. Put your strengths to work! 24 | Slide!
  • 25. DEALING WITH WEAKNESSES! III. Put your strengths to work! 25 | Slide! 1. Get a little better at it! 2. Design a support system! 3. Overcome it with your strong themes! 4. Find a partner! 5. Stop doing it!
  • 26. 26 | Slide! MANAGING
 STRENGTHS! Best way to 
 be managed! Bring value 
 to the team! Be aware of counterproductive 
 tendencies! III. Put your strengths to work!
  • 27. III. Put your strengths to work! 27 | Slide! PROFILE! INSIGHTS! ACTION PLAN! SUMMARY! GROUP DISCUSSION!
  • 28. 28 | Slide! SUMMARIZE YOUR INSIGHTS! III. Put your strengths to work! INSIGHTS! Roles & Fields! Problem-solver, idea generator, consultant, analyst, catalyst for change ! Bring value to others by! Bringing new ideas, fix problems, provide foresight to potential issues in a plan, organize large amount of data or building structure in ideas ! Complementary partners! Focus, Discipline, Analytical! Managing strengths! Explain things in high level of detail;! Activities that fuel your talents! Reading sparks ideas, find opportunities to enhance abilities, enroll in an academic course, schedule time for learning, share your knowledge.!
  • 29. 29 | Slide! SWITCHING CAREERS! III. Put your strengths to work!
  • 30. 30 | Slide! EVALUATE YOUR JOB! Achiever! Analytical! Command! Harmony! Relator! Develop strategy! Promote products! Produce documents! Prepare collateral! Coordinate services! III. Put your strengths to work!
  • 31. 31 | Slide! CONCLUSION! APPLY STRENGTHS PRODUCTIVELY.! MOVE WEAKNESSES 
 OUT OF THE WAY.! HONE YOUR STRENGTHS.!
  • 32. 32 | Slide! CONTACT INFO! jchangh@gmail.com ! http://ca.linkedin.com/ in/changjames/! JAMES CHANG! Marketing Communications Specialist!