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1 Are you Capitalizing on Your Strengths? Kelli Hennessy, Director Organizational Development & Training (OD&T)

2 Are you Capitalizing on Your Strengths? Opening Activity Please read instructions on your table and begin the activity now

3 Employee Engagement The emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals

4 “Engaged Employee” One who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work Takes positive action to further the organization's reputation and interests

5 Two most powerful drivers: 1.Employees know what is expected of them 2.Employees get to do what they do best everyday

6 “People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are SIX times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than THREE times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.” - Tom Rath

7 Focusing Your Attention

8 Table Discussion What do you think it means to “capitalize on your strengths?”

9 Table Discussion How can your ability to capitalize on your strengths impact your experience at work?

10 Marcus Buckingham The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC)

11 Gallup research had 3 basic findings: Build their lives upon their greatest talents Manage their weaknesses Invent ways to take their talents into areas where they want to increase their performance

12 Understanding Your Strengths

13 The Clifton Strengthsfinder ® 34 Themes of Talent Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger Belief Command Communication Competition Connectedness Consistency Context Deliberative Developer Discipline Empathy Focus Futuristic Harmony Ideation Includer Individualization Input Intellection Learner Maximizer Positivity Relator Responsibility Restorative Self-Assurance Significance Strategic Woo

14 Talent Investment Strength Realizing Your Potential

15 Individual Exercise What activities at work do you love and loathe?

16 Communicate Your Strengths & Weaknesses

17 Action Steps Loved it/Loathed it exercise Start chatting with others about where you feel strong/weak at work Come to a class to learn more about capitalizing on your strengths

18 Discover Your Strengths Class: May 22 nd August 12 th Use Your Strengths to Standout: June 11 th September 9 th

19 A Cherokee elder sitting with his grandchild said, "In every life there is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil: he is fear, anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment and deceit. The other is good: joy, serenity, humility, confidence, generosity, truth, gentleness, and compassion.” A child asked, "Grandfather, which wolf will win?“ The elder looked him in the eye..... “The one you feed."


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