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What Should You Do When Two Talents Contradict Each Other?

4/15/2018
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054: What Should You Do When Two Talents Contradict Each Other? - Title: What Should You Do When Two Talents Contradict Each Other - Wordpress Category: Podcast —> Strengths Q&A - Publish date: April 15 2018 In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What should you do when two talents contradict each other? Don’t worry — you’ll be fine if you work on situational fluency and communication. Resources of the Episode You'll find lots of StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on...

Duration:00:15:34

What Do Strengths Look Like Under Stress?

4/1/2018
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053: What Do Strengths Look Like Under Stress? WHAT DO STRENGTHS LOOK LIKE UNDER STRESS? In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What do strengths look like under stress? She shares the three things that will highlight the shadow side of your strengths under stress, and then gives you ways to reframe them from bad to better. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer an appreciation of strengths in action....

Duration:00:19:04

Would StrengthsFinder Make A Great Hiring Tool?

3/18/2018
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In this episode, Lisa answers the question: Would StrengthsFinder make a great hiring tool? Although it might seem logical, once you dig a little deeper you realize it might not be a great idea. But don’t despair — Lisa also gives you tips on how to use your team’s natural Strengths to compensate for the ones it is lacking. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer an appreciation of strengths in action. If...

Duration:00:11:57

Prevent Conflict by Knowing Your Talent's Needs, Expectations, and Assumptions

3/4/2018
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In this episode, Lisa explains how knowing your strengths, and the strengths of others, can help you get along better at work. You’ll also find out what grizzly bears have to do with the workplace! Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer an appreciation of strengths in action. If you'll notice what works, you'll get more of what works because people can replicate what they've already done well. Get started by...

Duration:00:16:47

What do StrengthsFinder Colors Mean?

2/18/2018
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050: What do StrengthsFinder Colors Mean? In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What do the StrengthsFinder colors mean? She describes the three things you need to consider when looking at your colors: your thoughts, your demands, and your filters. Have you downloaded your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer appreciation of strengths in action. If you'll notice what works, you'll get more of what works because people can...

Duration:00:13:56

Can Working In Your Weakness Zone Lead To Burnout?

2/4/2018
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In this episode, Lisa tackles the topic of managing employee burnout. She uses the example of an overwatered plant: if you see the leaves turning yellow, your first thought is to add more water. But sometimes yellow leaves are a sign that the plant is overwatered—by adding more, you’re just drowning it. In the same way, many actions managers take to help their employees actually make things worse. In this episode, Lisa shows you how to discern the true causes of burnout and teaches you...

Duration:00:15:19

If Every Person Has Unique Gifts, Shouldn't They Be Easier To Spot?

1/21/2018
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Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa answers the question, "If every person has unique gifts, shouldn't they be easier to spot?" She uses the example of her trip to Bratislava, Slovakia, to explain that it's hard to see what's going on in our own heads every day. To help us learn what our strengths are, and the strengths of others, Lisa provides individual and team exercises that are easy to follow. She points out that it's extremely important that you bring out the...

Duration:00:16:12

Is StrengthsFinder A Personality Test?

1/7/2018
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Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa answers the question, "Is StrengthsFinder a personality test?" She uses proof from both research data and real-life examples. She shows that StrengthsFinder is actually not a personality test, but instead a performance-based tool. Resources of the Episode You'll find lots of StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on our Strengths Resources page. To find proof points and stats that can help you make the case for focusing on...

Duration:00:09:55

What Should You Do When Your Talents Cause Trouble?

12/24/2017
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Austin, TX StrengthsFinder Training for Leaders Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa answers the question, "Should you stop using natural talents that cause you trouble at work?" The short answer is no. The talent, or combination of talents, that's causing you trouble is your natural talent. No matter what you do to squash it, it will pop out somehow and scare people. It's much better to work to find other ways to utilize that troublesome talent. Lisa provides two...

Duration:00:11:44

Is There Proof That Strengths Focused Development Works?

12/10/2017
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Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa clearly answers the question, "Is there proof that strengths focused development works?" First, she presents a case study. It's research from the University of Nebraska that proves focusing on strengths yields better ROI than training yourself in your weakness zone. Second, she offers the metaphor of a fish and a cat to bring the point alive. Resources of the Episode You'll find lots of StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on...

Duration:00:10:49

Special Announcement of "At Your Best" Series

11/21/2017
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Thanks for listening to Lead Through Strengths! Remember, using your strengths makes you a stronger performer at work. If you’re putting a lopsided focus on fixing your weaknesses, you’re choosing the path of most resistance. So claim your talents. And share them with the world. If you want some strengths-focused tools to use with your team at work, also check out leadthroughstrengths.com/resources - there are a bunch of tools related to StrengthsFinder, strengths-focused leadership,...

Duration:00:03:17

10 Culture Building Tips For Managers Who Want To Build A Strengths Based Team - With Merywen Wigley, Maya Tremelling, and Cheikh Tall of FHI 360

10/26/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa chats with Cheikh Tall, Maya Tremelling, and Merywen "Wenny" Wigley, of FHI 360. Their amazing company is working in 70 countries to find cures for many of the world's deadliest diseases, provide water for villages in Africa, and promote the health and well-being of all people. In this special episode, you'll hear how FHI 360 has built a strengths-based team, while nurturing a strong company culture. You'll learn about these 10...

Duration:00:28:58

Should You Stay Or Should You Go Now? With Scott Barlow

9/22/2017
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This Episode's Question Ingrid says she's pretty close to knowing what she wants to do with her career. And she even has a list of potential employers collected. These are companies where she could put these new ideas to use. Yet she's just not sure of the timing. She's afraid once she actually gets into the career change...will she still be happy? Will she have picked the right thing? She asked, "Is it okay to go after what I think (at least right now) my dream job is...simply because I...

Duration:00:10:41

Embedding Strengths In Your Company - With Murray Guest

9/19/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa chats with Murray Guest. They focus on embedding strengths into your company culture after StrengthsFinder training. Instead of just participating in a training, then putting your results and notes away, find ways to sustain the use of strengths at work and home. Using your strengths will improve your company culture, inspire your team to learn and grow, and increase your bottom line (and it will improve your family life too)! Murray is a...

Duration:00:28:34

Strengths Fuel Your Leadership Journey - With Dave Stachowiak

8/15/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa chats with Dave Stachowiak. They focus on using your strengths to fuel your leadership journey. If you have ever compared yourself to someone else in the business world (which is probably most of us), or if you've had a career path that has zigged and zagged, then this podcast is for you. Dave is a consultant who works with top-level managers to build their leadership capabilities and amplify their strengths. So, tune into his examples and...

Duration:00:28:27

Using Your Strengths For Authenticity and Connection - With Strother Gaines

7/18/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa chats with Strother Gaines, where they talk about using your strengths to maximize the authentic "you" at work. Strother works with a lot of clients who feel trapped in other people's expectations. This interview will help you look at your innate talents and focus on who you are at your natural best. By doing that, you'll make stronger connections in your career because you're not working so hard at showing up like you think you're supposed...

Duration:00:26:54

Build Culture By Hiring For Talents That Align With Company Values - With Bruce Ge and Neil Davis

6/20/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Bruce Ge and Neil Davis, who join us to talk about what it's like to create an amazing culture at your company. They both give specific examples of ideas you can implement. Bruce Ge, the CEO at Jobs2Careers, gives insight into the most important functions of executives. Neil Davis, the Director of HR, offers ways to integrate company culture into the hiring process. Unlike our usual audio-only interviews, this one was onsite at...

Duration:00:20:35

10 Ways To Improve Your Company Culture - With Sam Smith

5/16/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Samantha Smith, who joins us to talk about what it's like to create an amazing culture at your company. She gives very specific examples of ideas you can implement, no matter what your current title is. Unlike our usual audio-only interviews, this one was onsite at the Jobs2Careers headquarters in Austin, Texas. You also get a bonus interview with Suong Luu. She gives the cultural overview from the employee perspective. Her...

Duration:00:25:16

How To Explore Your StrengthsFinder Report - With Pete Mockaitis

4/18/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Pete Mockaitis, who joins us in a live example of what it’s like to explore your StrengthsFinder results for the first time. Pete's Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: Ideation, Strategic, Learner, Activator, Input, Connectedness, Woo, Communication, Positivity, Individualization Lisa’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: Strategic, Maximizer, Positivity, Individualization, Woo, Futuristic, Focus, Learner, Communication,...

Duration:00:28:20

Strengths Focused Teams Start With What's Right - With Lexy Thompson

3/21/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Alexsys (Lexy) Thompson. They discuss lots of ideas about how to apply strengths to both conflict on your team and gratitude on your team. If you interact with others in your daily life, then this is the episode for you! Lexy’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: Strategic, Connectedness, Futuristic, Intellection, Command, Input, Activator, Ideation, Self-Assurance, Relator Lisa’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: ...

Duration:00:28:43

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