LifeDev: Using StrengthsFinder For Life & Business

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  • 1. Session 1:Knowing Your Strengths Cory Miller, Founder
  • 2. About LifeDev& Make Waves
  • 3. My Goal Getting to know yourself & others
  • 4. Some Disclaimers
  • 5. Let’s Start withStrengthsFinder
  • 6. StrengthsFinder.comWebsite is assessment tool; Access code in BookMain tool we use now to understand & maximize teamBased on 40 years of Gallup research, taken by millionsFocusing on Strengths = “6 times like to be engaged injobs & 3 times like to report excellent quality of life”“Key to human dev. is building on who you ALREADYare.”
  • 7. What Strengths Are ...StrengthsFinder author Tom Rath says:TALENT (a natural way of thinking, feeling, behaving)x INVESTMENT (time spent practicing, developingskills & building knowledge base= STRENGTH (ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)
  • 8. Using My StrengthsGives me language to talk to othersUnderstand what roles & positions may not be bestHow to refine, bolster and USE them consciouslyLeveraging others strengths
  • 9. My StrengthsLearnerIndividualizationMaximizerFuturisticIntellection
  • 10. How We Use ThemEvery team member takes assessmentPost it for our team to seeDo quick assessment & introduce book guideCommon language to talk about what we’re good atUnderstand each other & utilize & maximize team
  • 11. Our Top Strengths11 - Strategic10 - Learners8 - Realtor, Individualization, Ideation, Input“Strengths-Based Leadership” puts us in “StrategicThinking” group
  • 12. Other Helpful ToolsKiersey.com (Myers-Briggs Test Indicator)5LoveLanguages.comStandOut by Marcus BuckinghamKolbe.com
  • 13. Tips for Getting TheMost Out of These ToolsRemember, they are simply tools & specific onesThey are not a complete picture of youRead and understand others types, not just yoursFind someone to discuss it with
  • 14. Tips for Getting TheMost Out of These ToolsTalk to your significant otherCheck out career & relationship suggestionsApplication is key & how it appliesDon’t go overboard; Remember balance
  • 15. Let’s Talk Post your Strengths at MakeWaves2012.com Look for Slides, Recording, Links Tomorrow