How to focus on your strengths and excel!

Working with people brings out the best and worst in all of us. For some reason, there is always an area that we can improve on; work sometimes feels like a constant reminder of what you are “not” good at. That’s great if you want to expand your comfort zone and expand.

 

However, what would it be like to focus on your strengths?

The StrengthFinder test, originally written by Donal Clifton, determines 34 leadership themes that are categorized into 4 areas of expertise:

 

  • Executive
  • Influencing
  • Relationship Building
  • Strategic
 

“If you focus on people’s weaknesses, they lose confidence.”

T. Rath & B. Conchie

To understand where your strengths lie, we invite you to check out the corresponding worksheet below with a quick intro to the leadership themes.

Alternatively, check out the explanatory video from Callibrain.

**Quick peek into our WORKSHEET**

 

Putting it into practice

_Quickies 5min

Make a choice- Focus or Expand?

When it comes to developing yourself as a person and in your professional role, you will have to make a decision whether you want to become better at what you already know (building on your strengths), or if you would like to expand your comfort zone (step into new areas).

For a quick start, choose a category,

 

Executive

Achiever, Arranger, Belief, Consistency, Deliberative, Discipline, Focus, Responsibility and Restorative

 

Influencing

Activator, Command, Communication, Competition, Maximizer, Self-Assurance, Significance and Woo

 

Relationship Building

Adaptability, Developer, Connectedness, Empathy, Harmony, Includer, Individualization, Positivity and Relator

 

Strategic

Analytical, Context, Futuristic, Ideation, Input, Intellection, Learner and Strategic

_Take it further! 

…take it further and deepen the learning by doing the exercises suggested on our worksheet related to leadership, communication & motivation, here.

 

Always keen to know how you are getting on!

Maike

MAIKE STOLTE

MAIKE STOLTE

Executive Coach. Consultant. Trainer. Facilitator.

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