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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 talents...

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


Why Use StrengthsFinder With Your Team - With Adam Seaman

2/21/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Adam Seaman. They chat about the difference between strengths and talents, as well as practical applications for your top strengths. This interview is a great introduction to what you can do with Clifton StrengthsFinder. Adam’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: Strategic, Individualization, Ideation, Intellection, Input, Adaptability, Command, Activator, Empathy, Futuristic Lisa’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: ...

Duration: 00:30:45


Use Your Gifts To Chase Career Fulfillment - With Marcus Sheridan

1/24/2017
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today's episode features Marcus Sheridan, also known as The Sales Lion. Marcus is a marketing and sales guru. He's best known for his concept "They Ask, You Answer." He has definitely given us a kick in the pants when it comes to making helpful video content and making an "answers" page for our customers. As a professional speaker, he's also delving into area like: individual strengths, personal success, and true fulfillment. He's such a likable guy, and...

Duration: 00:30:22


20,000 Moments For Strengths Today - With Steven Beck

12/20/2016
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today's episode features Steven Beck, one of the top Gallup StrengthsFinder experts. In fact, he trained Lisa back in the day! This interview focuses on the concepts of peak experience, how to use your Top 5 to bring out the best in others, and great information on how to make a practical connection between your core strengths and the values that are most important to you. Listen in...you'll learn a lot today. Steven's Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent...

Duration: 00:25:59


Career Lessons From Grandma - With Lisa's Grandma Venetta

11/15/2016
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today's episode is a unique opportunity to hear from someone who has already been there, and done that - Lisa's Grandma Venetta. Lisa interviews her Grandma to get valuable insight into better ways to value your own life experiences, use your own strengths, and see the good in others. In my opinion, this is one of the best podcast interviews yet, because it includes real-life lessons that you can immediately apply to your own life. What You’ll Learn In...

Duration: 00:18:06


What BS Story Are You Telling Yourself About Your Career? - With Kim Ades

10/18/2016
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today's episode includes an interview with Kim Ades, president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching. You'll get some insights about how your strengths come out (or get hidden) based on your mindset. She also helps you see how your ability to thrive in your strengths is shaped by the way you're interpreting the world. What You’ll Learn In This EpisodeYou'll learn several different tools to help you move beyond your current way of looking at the world...

Duration: 00:26:28


Create A Strengths Habit - With Michelle McQuaid

9/6/2016
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This Episode’s Focus on Strengths Today’s episode features Michelle McQuaid, the author of “Your Strengths Blueprint: How to be Engaged, Energized, and Happy at Work.” During this engaging interview, Lisa Cummings chats with Michelle about her personal experience using her unique Strengths. Michelle shares practical examples about how she made huge changes not only at work, but also throughout every aspect of her life. Today, Michelle is flourishing and providing guidance to others via...

Duration: 00:29:43

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