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2 Strengths Training “Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered…” Mindy

3 teResources/Basic Strengths Video

4 Strengths Agenda History Exercises Investments Tools Austin

5 Strengths History “Our talents hold the key to excellence.” Mindy Only 1/3 of 10 million people worldwide agree with this statement: “At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best everyday.”

6 Fold Your Hands Rachel

7 Language of Strengths Talent: natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving Mindy Theme: a cluster of talents Strength: the ability to apply a talent or a theme to some specific activity and produce exemplary performance

8 Strengths Formula Talent: natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving Investment: time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base STRENGTH: the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance Maria TALENT X INVESTMENT = STRENGTH

9 Engagement People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths everyday are: –6 times as likely to be engaged in their jobs –3 times as likely to report having an EXCELLENT quality of life in general. If your manager primarily:Chances of being actively DISENGAGED: Ignores you40% Focuses on your weaknesses22% Focuses on your strengths1% Mindy Manager Influence on Engagement:

10 Human Performance Measures Competency: ability to perform some task well under a moderate amount of stress = (Ability X Desire X Efficacy) + Situational Factors Exemplary: worth following as an example; honorable or admirable = (Ability X Desire X Efficacy + TALENT) + Situational Factors Dr. Peterson

11 Strengths Zone What happens when you’re not in strengths zone? –You are a different person. –You are 6 times less likely to be engaged in your job. Maria

12 Not in the Strengths Zone Chances are you… –Dread going to work –Have more negative than positive interactions with your colleagues/classmates –Treat your customers/classmates poorly –Tell your friends what a miserable company you work for/class you’re attending –Achieve less on a daily basis –Have fewer positive and creative moments Mindy & Maria

13 Strengths-based Approach Improves your confidence, direction, hope, and kindness towards others. “Those with higher self-confident levels at a younger age ended up with higher income and career satisfaction 25 years later. ($12,821 more annually and that number only got larger as they got older). The group that reported with low self-confidence levels at the beginning in 1979 had three times as many health problems 25 years later compared to those who had high levels of self-confidence.” –Tom Rath & Barry Conchie Erin

14 Finding Your Strengths “You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are.” Mindy & Maria

15 Exercise: People Who Know You Think of some positive words people use to describe you. Write down who uses them. Finally- link the word to one of your 5 talents Rachel

16 Exercise: My Strengths & How I Use Them Application is key! Look at your Reference card and define your strengths Write down what it enables/empowers you to do Write down when you recently used those strengths

17 My Shield of Strengths Instructions: Take each one of your strengths and draw an illustration of what that strength means to you or your life.

18 Exercise: My Strengths, Your Strengths Left side: When I… Plan I use ___ strength Austin Right side: When I… Plan I need ___ strength

19 Exercise: Strengths-Based Leadership Map “Not one definitive strength defines all leaders.” Austin

20 Strengths-Based Leadership Map Austin

21 Managing Your Strengths 1.Maximize the use of your Strengths 2.Become competent 3.Say No 4.Accountability Partner Maria

22 Balconies & Basements Balconies: the positive aspects to your strengths, high points Basements: the negative aspects to you strengths, low points –“blind spots” Maria

23 Investing In Your Strengths In order to develop a strength – you need to invest Focusing on one area of talent at a time is the best route to excellence. How will you do that? Mindy

24 Tools Reference Guide StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder 2.0 Coworkers

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