In our previous post, we discussed one strengths-based strategy for managers to use strengths and StrengthsFinder as they manage their teams. Today, we’ll share a second strategy. Strategy 2: Tailor Teamwork to Individual Strengths When people take the StrengthsFinder assessment, or do their own self-discovery to figure out their strengths, they likely felt empowered – they […]
StrengthsFinder has become a very popular tool not just for career planning, but also for team building and managing employees, as Facebook does according to Fortune’s “Inside Facebook” (Mar 2011). Strategy 1: Create StrengthsFinder Focused Development Plans The first, most powerful way to use StrengthsFinder as a manager is to center your employee development plans […]
We updated our overview of StrengthsFinder 2.0 today and included information about popular uses of StrengthsFinder and a detailed list of the resources available after taking the assessment. We hope this is helpful as you consider StrengthsFinder as a resource.
It is key to remember that your talents are building blocks of strengths. Combining your talents with skills, experience, and knowledge is what creates your strengths. Talent alone is potential for a strength. We recommend that you make a plan to build your talents into strengths. This doesn’t need to be complex or time consuming; […]
Telling people that your Activator or Woo may leave them scratching their heads wondering what you’re talking about. To help them, we’ve create a quick strengths sharing page for you to explain your talents to the people in your network. Simply select your five StrengthsFinder talents, describe them in your own words, and click share. […]
As you explore your strengths and how to apply them in your career (and life), a podcast and blog posting by popular blogger Michael Hyatt should be helpful. Hyatt outlines five simple steps: Take the assessment Review the results Share your strengths with others Evaluate your strengths – job match Create ways to utilize […]
We’ve been studying and discussing a strength-based career plan – and recent data from Mercer paints a compelling picture of why we need a better approach to picking our jobs: Nearly one in three (32%) US workers is seriously considering leaving his or her organization at the present time, up sharply from 23% in 2005. […]