BUILDING A STRENGTHS-BASED CULTURE Dr. Marjorie R. Barlow
ISNT IT STRANGE? Isn't it strange that kings and queens, And clowns that caper in sawdust rings, And common people, like you and me Are builders for eternity? Each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass, a book of rules; And each must make, ere life is flown, A stumbling block or a stepping stone.
CHANGE OF MIND What would happen when we shine a light on what is right about people rather than catching them when they are wrong?
What do we mean? STRENGTH: the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a given activity TALENT: recurring pattern of thoughts, feelings, or behavior that can be productively applied SKILL: the capacity to perform the fundamental steps of an activity KNOWLEDGE: what you know, either factually or through awareness gained by experience SIGNATURE THEMES: the top five themes listed on the Clifton StrengthsFinder report
One Individual: the clock of awareness Beliefs Thoughts Feelings Behavior
Why? Select for talent Manage to develop talent into strengths Engaged employees Engaged customers Bottom Line Profit
Your Strengths Path Live, Laugh, Love Look, Listen, Learn Liberate your Talents Leave a Legacy