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  1. 1. I want you to be happy
  2. 2. Dan Sullivan Dan Sullivan
  3. 3. Incompetent Skills Incompetent Skills Competent Skills Competent Skills Excellent Skills Excellent Skills
  4. 4. Super POWERS Super POWERS
  5. 5. POWERS POWERS SUPER SUPER WHAT ARE My WHAT ARE My
  6. 6. $20 $20
  7. 7. Maximizer Excellence, turning something strong into something superb, strengths fascinate you Ideation Loves ideas, always looking for connections, looking at things differently Significance Wants to be significant in the eyes of others, wants to be admired, goal oriented Relator Prefers being around people you already know, comfortable with intimacy Command Likes to be in charge, need to align others to your goals, compelled to present the truth
  8. 8. Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is more demanding. Maximizer Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you.
  9. 9. Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is more demanding. Maximizer Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.
  10. 10. SET THEM ASIDE, we'll use them later
  11. 11. Guiding Question Guiding Question
  12. 12. who?
  13. 13. how?
  14. 14. when?!?
  15. 15. when?!? how? who?
  16. 16. set it aside!
  17. 17. www.Kolbe.com Kolbe A Index www.Kolbe.com
  18. 18. Fact Finder How much information do you need? Follow Through How much structure do you need? Quick Start How much risk can you tolerate? Implementor How much do you need to work with your hands?
  19. 19. mikey LISA
  20. 20. set them aside!!
  21. 21. Dear Friend, I’m working through a leadership exercise right now where I am trying to better understand my strengths so that I can put more focus behind them in the future. I really trust you and respect your opinion, and it would be incredibly helpful if I could understand your perspective. I’m very curious - what do you see as my strengths? My strengths could be what you see as my talents, abilities, what I’m good at, what you count on me for, or anything that impresses you about who I am. This is incredibly helpful to me, and I truly appreciate your feedback.
  22. 22. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic • Smart guy • Focus Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to essence • Striving for the best • Unique solutions
  23. 23. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic • Smart guy • Focus Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to essence • Striving for the best • Unique solutions
  24. 24. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic • Smart guy • Focus Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to essence • Striving for the best • Unique solutions
  25. 25. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic • Smart guy • Focus Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to essence • Striving for the best • Unique solutions
  26. 26. Core Themes • Solving Problems (6) • Excellence (5) • Confidence (5) • Communicating Ideas (4) • Attention to Detail (4) • Creative (3) • Innovative (3) • Respect People / Fair (3) • Risk Taking (3) CliftonStrengths • Maximizer • Ideation • Significance • Relator • Command Kolbe Index • Specify (Fact Finder) • Adapt (Follow Through) • Innovate (Quick Start) • Envision (Implementer) Guiding Question • How do I do it?
  27. 27. • People Tell You You’re Great • You Tend To Downplay It • It Comes Naturally • It Energizes You • It’s a Habit You Always Do What Is a Super Power?
  28. 28. People Tell You You’re Great You Tend To Downplay It It Comes Naturally It Energizes You It’s a Habit You Always Do Solving Problems (6) ? X X ?
  29. 29. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic • Smart guy • Focus Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to essence • Striving for the best • Unique solutions
  30. 30. High Fact Finder Low Follow Through Low Implementor How? Ideation Attention to Detail I always try to understand the problem deeply
  31. 31. I always try to understand the problem deeply
  32. 32. Mikey trafton Mikey trafton @mikeytrafton

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