LifeDev: Using StrengthsFinder For Life & Business

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LifeDev: Using StrengthsFinder For Life & Business

  1. 1. Session 1:Knowing Your Strengths Cory Miller, Founder
  2. 2. About LifeDev& Make Waves
  3. 3. My Goal Getting to know yourself & others
  4. 4. Some Disclaimers
  5. 5. Let’s Start withStrengthsFinder
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. My StrengthsLearnerIndividualizationMaximizerFuturisticIntellection
  10. 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. 11. Our Top Strengths11 - Strategic10 - Learners8 - Realtor, Individualization, Ideation, Input“Strengths-Based Leadership” puts us in “StrategicThinking” group
  12. 12. Other Helpful ToolsKiersey.com (Myers-Briggs Test Indicator)5LoveLanguages.comStandOut by Marcus BuckinghamKolbe.com
  13. 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. 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. 15. Let’s Talk Post your Strengths at MakeWaves2012.com Look for Slides, Recording, Links Tomorrow

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