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Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses
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Spend Your Time Focusing On Your Strengths, Not Overcoming Your Weaknesses

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Do you usually think about how to overcome your weaknesses, as opposed to leveraging your strengths? This is the wrong way to think about work performance. Instead of focusing on our weaknesses, we …

Do you usually think about how to overcome your weaknesses, as opposed to leveraging your strengths? This is the wrong way to think about work performance. Instead of focusing on our weaknesses, we need to spend more time leveraging our strengths.

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  • 1. SPEND YOUR TIME FOCUSING ON YOURSTRENGTHS, NOT OVERCOMING YOUR WEAKNESSESHERE’S WHY… Create Your Career Path HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2013
  • 2. STRENGTHS VERSUS WEAKNESSES Do you usually think about how to overcome your weaknesses, as opposed to leveraging your strengths? Are your performance reviews structured around how to improve challenges you have, instead of how to capitalize on your strengths?For many people this is case – me included! However, it’s the wrong wayto think about work performance. Instead of focusing on our weaknesses,we actually need to spend more time leveraging our strengths.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 3. IMPROVE YOUR SUCCESS Check out this video by Marcus Buckingham about how to focus on our strengths instead of focusing on improving our weaknesses: Watch Video Here He shares that focusing on fixing something bad just makes it less bad. While focusing on strengths/our positive traits, can dramatically improve our success.Leveraging strengths truly is the key to success, and to implement thosechanges, you first have to know what your strengths are.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 4. THE 4 SIGNS OF A STRENGTH Source: Marcus Buckingham Go Put Your Strengths to Work©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 5. W H AT A R E Y O U R T O P 5 S T R E N G T H S ? “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” ~ Peter DruckerUsing “The 4 signs of a strength” as a guide, make a list of yourtop 5 strengths. Then answer these questions… What are some examples of how you are applying your strengths in your current job and in your life? Which ones do you need to leverage more and how can you do so?©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 6. A REAS TO IMPROVEIt’s not just in our own personal lives where we should practice focusingon strengths. To really see a difference you have to adjust yourmindset in all areas of your life. For example: Spend more time focusing on your children’s strengths in school or their good behaviors, and not their mistakes. Try managing your staff by holding team meetings where you discuss what they’re doing right, instead of focusing on what they’re doing wrong or their weaknesses. If you are part of a team of employees, try giving encouraging positive feedback about specific strengths they have.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 7. C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT H C A R E E RCOACHING If you think your organization would be interested in a Strengthsfinder Workshop to enhance team and employee performance based on these principles, please contact Hallie Crawford at 877-298-6444 or admin@halliecrawford.com. Katie Weiser Certified Coach and Associate, Create Your Career Path©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com
  • 8. A B O U T C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT HCreate Your Career Path was founded by certified career coach, speaker andauthor Hallie Crawford. Crawford has served on the Board of the Georgia CoachAssociation, and is regularly featured as a career expert on CNN, Fox Business NewsForbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs, and Entrepreneur Magazine.Create Your Career Path is a boutique career coaching firm known for their personalattention, commitment to clients and a blend of dreaming and being practical inachieving career goals. Since 2002, they’ve helped hundreds of clients all over theworld find and succeed in their dream job.Each of their coaches are certified coaches with specific career coaching experienceand training. They cater to professional men and women, management level andhigher, in mid-career transition. Their success rate is 97%, measured by the number ofpeople who have gotten what they wanted out of coaching. The coaches use aspecific tried and tested process and tools developed by Hallie Crawford over theyears.Contact us for a complimentary consultation: www.halliecrawford.com/contact.html.©2002-2013 HallieCrawford.com

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