Playing to Your Strengths - Introduction

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Playing to Your Strengths - Introduction

  1. 1. CKN Pastor’s Lunch February 11, 2010 Indianapolis CoreClarity® In-Powering People™: Introduction Presented by: Rex Miller,TAG Consulting © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  3. 3. The CoreClarity® Process Living Your Strengths by Albert L. Winseman, Donald O. Clifton and Curt Liesveld Read pages 1-13  Clifton StrengthsFinder™  Code located on sticker on inside of book jacket © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  4. 4. Productivity 10x 1x -x © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  5. 5. Productivity 10x 1x -x Actively Disengaged © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  6. 6. Productivity 10x 1x Not Engaged -x Actively Disengaged © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  7. 7. Productivity 10x Actively Engaged 1x Not Engaged -x Actively Disengaged © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  10. 10. A congregation of knowledge workers? © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  13. 13. • Bottleneck • Bias toward Blockbusters • Focus on Mass Markets • Most of the Good Content is Invisible Monday, February 15, 2010
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  16. 16. Gifts – Talents – Strengths? © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  17. 17. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  18. 18. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church  1 Corinthians 12:1-14; individual © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  19. 19. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church  1 Corinthians 12:1-14; individual  Romans 12:6-8; individual © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  20. 20. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church  1 Corinthians 12:1-14; individual  Romans 12:6-8; individual  Stir up the gift – 2 Timothy 1:6 © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  21. 21. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church  1 Corinthians 12:1-14; individual  Romans 12:6-8; individual  Stir up the gift – 2 Timothy 1:6  Sons of Issachar – 1 Chronicles 12 © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  22. 22. Gifts – Talents – Strengths?  Ephesians 4:11; to the church  1 Corinthians 12:1-14; individual  Romans 12:6-8; individual  Stir up the gift – 2 Timothy 1:6  Sons of Issachar – 1 Chronicles 12  Eternal traits – Jeremiah 1:5 © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  23. 23. A Unit with Parts © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  24. 24. A Unit with Parts The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12 © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  25. 25. Benefits  Right people in the right seat  Sense of purpose  Release of enthusiasm  Talents build to strength  Find natural synergies  Anticipate friction  Means to deal with conflict © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  26. 26. A Team or Players? 2004 2008 © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  27. 27. Life As We Know It © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  28. 28. Life As We Know It School - Grades © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  29. 29. Life As We Know It School - Grades © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  30. 30. Life As We Know It © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  31. 31. Life As We Know It Work - Performance Appraisals © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  32. 32. Today’s Agenda © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  33. 33. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  34. 34. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  35. 35. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths  Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  36. 36. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths  Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment  Talent Themes © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  37. 37. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths  Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment  Talent Themes  CoreClarity® Key and CoreDrill © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  38. 38. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths  Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment  Talent Themes  CoreClarity® Key and CoreDrill  The CoreClarity Process © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  39. 39. Today’s Agenda  How Talents are Developed  Relationship Between Talents and Strengths  Clifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment  Talent Themes  CoreClarity® Key and CoreDrill  The CoreClarity Process  Insights into Effectiveness and Purpose © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  40. 40. But first, a word from our attorneys… © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  41. 41. Legal Disclaimer (The Fine Print) © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  42. 42. Legal Disclaimer (The Fine Print) Screen Beans® is a registered trademark of A Bit Better Corporation © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  43. 43. Legal Disclaimer (The Fine Print) Screen Beans® is a registered trademark of A Bit Better Corporation All animations are licensed through the Animation Factory to CoreClarity, Inc. www.animationfactory.com © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  44. 44. Legal Disclaimer (The Fine Print) Screen Beans® is a registered trademark of A Bit Better Corporation All animations are licensed through the Animation Factory to CoreClarity, Inc. www.animationfactory.com The 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder ® theme names are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. CoreClarity, Inc. is not affiliated with The Gallup Organization ("Gallup '') and that Gallup owns all right, title, and interest in all of its trademarks and copyrights relating to Clifton StrengthsFinder ®, Gallup ®, StrengthsFinder ®, and the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder ® theme names. Gallup does not certify any external consultants to interpret Clifton StrengthsFinder ® or the Clifton StrengthsFinder ® themes and the non-Gallup information being presented has not been approved and is not sanctioned or endorsed by Gallup.The opinions, views and interpretations centered on Clifton StrengthsFinder ® are solely the opinions of CoreClarity, Inc. Except as stated herein, all other materials are copyrighted or are the trade or service marks of CoreClarity, Inc. and cannot be used without the express written consent of CoreClarity, Inc. © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  45. 45. Don O. Clifton, Ph.D. © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  46. 46. Don O. Clifton, Ph.D.  Known as “Father of Strengths Psychology”  Wondered what makes people successful - not what makes them fail  50 years systematically studying excellence  2 million+ high-performance achievers  Asked open-ended questions  1988-1992 – SRI purchases Gallup  1998 – Marcus Buckingham © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  48. 48. Successful people understand their talents and strengths and build their lives upon them. Successful organizations don’t just accommodate differences in employees, they capitalize on them. Monday, February 15, 2010
  49. 49. You Already Know Describe days when you came home energized and enthusiastic. Describe days when you came home exhausted and drained. © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  50. 50. How Are Talents Developed?  42 days after conception  First brain cell formed (neuron) © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  51. 51. How Are Talents Developed? © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  52. 52. How Are Talents Developed?  42 days after conception  First brain cell formed (neuron)  Next 120 days  Over ½ million neurons created every minute  More than 100 billion in all © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  53. 53. How Are Talents Developed?  42 days after conception  First brain cell formed (neuron)  Next 120 days  Over ½ million neurons created every minute  More than 100 billion in all  60 days before birth  Neurons start trying to communicate with each other © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  54. 54. How Are Talents Developed?  Between 0-3 years of age  Each neuron creates approx. 15,000 synaptic connections © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  55. 55. How Are Talents Developed?  Between 0-3 years of age  Each neuron creates approx. 15,000 synaptic connections  Age 3  Nature & nurture step in  Reinforced connections (talents); ignored connections (not talents) © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  56. 56. How Are Talents Developed?  Between 0-3 years of age  Each neuron creates approx. 15,000 synaptic connections  Age 3  Nature & nurture step in  Reinforced connections (talents); ignored connections (not talents)  By age 16  Half of network is gone – and they are actually smarter! © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  57. 57. Talents and Strengths? © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  58. 58. Talents and Strengths? Talent Naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  59. 59. Talents and Strengths? Talent Naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied Strength = Talent + Use + Skills + Knowledge © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  60. 60. Talents and Strengths? Talent Naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied Strength = Talent + Use + Skills + Knowledge Strength Consistent, near perfect performance in an activity you love doing © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  61. 61. Clifton StrengthsFinder®  Identified 34 prevalent talent themes  More than 33 million potential combinations  Positive language to describe:  How we think  Why we behave in certain ways  What’s great about us! © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  62. 62. The 34 Talent Themes Achiever Connectedness Futuristic Maximizer Activator Consistency Harmony Positivity Adaptability (Fairness) Ideation Relator Analytical Context Includer Responsibility Arranger Deliberative (Inclusiveness) Restorative Belief Developer Individualization Self-Assurance Command Discipline Input Significance Communication Empathy Intellection Strategic Competition Focus Learner Woo © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  63. 63. Categories of Talents © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  64. 64. Categories of Talents  Connect – used to create, develop and sustain relationships with others over time © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  65. 65. Categories of Talents  Connect – used to create, develop and sustain relationships with others over time  Reflect – involves the way people gather, process and make decisions with information and mental images © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  66. 66. Categories of Talents  Connect – used to create, develop and sustain relationships with others over time  Reflect – involves the way people gather, process and make decisions with information and mental images  Energize – the way one pushes oneself toward results © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  67. 67. Categories of Talents  Connect – used to create, develop and sustain relationships with others over time  Reflect – involves the way people gather, process and make decisions with information and mental images  Energize – the way one pushes oneself toward results  Mobilize – used to motivate others to action © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  70. 70. External Interaction Monday, February 15, 2010
  71. 71. Internal Interaction Monday, February 15, 2010
  72. 72. Internal Motivation Monday, February 15, 2010
  73. 73. External Motivation Monday, February 15, 2010
  74. 74. The CoreClarity Pyramid © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  76. 76. Steve Cheryl Henry Joe Mary © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
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  80. 80. The CoreClarity® Process Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. Read first three chapters  Clifton StrengthsFinder™ URL on page 79  Code located on blank side of book jacket © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  81. 81. The CoreClarity® Process StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath Read pages 1-31  Clifton StrengthsFinder™ URL on page 31  Code located on card inside sealed packet in the back of book © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  82. 82. Additional Information for Young Adults and Children  High school/college students (Ages 15-25) www.StrengthsQuest.com or https://store.gallup.com/category/product/variant/272/StrengthsQuest.aspx  Same assessment as StrengthsFinder – somewhat different information in book and on Internet  Grade/middle school students (Ages 10-14) www.StrengthsExplorer.com  Ten “Emerging Strengths”  Results feature top three emerging talents © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  83. 83. Empower vs “In-Power” © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  84. 84. Empower vs “In-Power”  Empower – implies the giving of power © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  85. 85. Empower vs “In-Power”  Empower – implies the giving of power  In-Power – the power within © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  86. 86. Empower vs “In-Power”  Empower – implies the giving of power  In-Power – the power within Insights into Effectiveness and Purpose Your talents are already inside you – it is your responsibility to know, show and grow them into strengths! © Copyright CoreClarity, Inc. 2004 - 2009. All rights reserved. Monday, February 15, 2010
  87. 87. Questions? Rex Miller rmiller@tagconsulting.org 214-498-3055 Monday, February 15, 2010

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