Now, Discover Your Strengths

The identification of the talents within you, and the journey to strengthen them…

Today’s Agenda…

• Journey of Self-Discovery • Organizational Impact • Talent Recruitment

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Think About This… “At work do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?” This question was asked of 1. What percentage do you think strongly agrees that they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day? .7 million employees in 101 companies from 63 countries.

Psychologists have investigated sadness in order to learn about joy. Discover Your Strengths . Therapists have looked into the causes of divorce in order to learn about happy marriage. mankind has for centuries pursued its fixation with fault and failing.” Introduction to Now. each one of us has been encouraged to identify. Doctors have studied disease in order to learn about health. And in schools and workplaces around the world. analyze. and correct our weaknesses in order to become strong.Some Background… “Guided by the belief that good is the opposite of bad.

” .Think About This… “Weakness-Fixing Prevents Failure… Strength-Building Leads to Success.

Think About This… “A person can perform only from strength.” -. let alone on something one cannot do at all.Peter Drucker . One cannot build performance on weaknesses.

Over Two Million Interviews… • The Gallup Organization • 30 year systematic study of excellence • The world’s best from different professions • 34 patterns. or talent themes. emerged .

Knowledge. Skills. and Talents… led ge ill Sk Kn ow history & experience (Learned) practice & repetitions (Obtained) Performance Talent exists naturally within .

and Talents… .Knowledge. Skills.

The Talent Spectrum… Latent Talent Spectrum Strength .

” .Think About This… “Benjamin Franklin called wasted strengths “sundials in the shade.

” Larry Bossidy Chairman Allied Signal . You’ve got to know what you’re good at because those are the cards you bring to the party.Think About This… “I ask people –What are you good at? It’s remarkable the number of people that don’t speak to that question with any degree of insight.

Think About This… “I believe that you’ve got to manage to people’s strengths. they’ll be happy and do better and so will the company. Everybody’s got weaknesses. And if you focus on his or her weaknesses.” Bill Steere Chairman & CEO Pfizer Inc . But if you have good people and focus on what they do well and kind of work around their weaknesses. you’re just going to make everybody unhappy.

” Erica Jong .Think About This… “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Before you can truly live your talents you must truly appreciate your talents. .Think About This… The appreciation of a talent is a prerequisite to its application.

Clifton StrengthsFinder® Themes 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 .

Interesting Combinations (examples) Ideation Ideation Belief Belief Context Futuristic Futuristic Relator Charles Darwin Bill Gates Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Mother Teresa .

Four Domains of Themes… Relating Themes (Working with people) Harmony Communication Empathy Includer Individualization Relator Responsibility Impacting Themes (Influencing people) Command Competition Developer Positivity Maximizer Woo Striving Themes (Working harder) Achiever Activator Belief Significance Discipline Adaptability Focus Restorative Self-Assurance Thinking Themes (Working smarter) Analytical Arranger Consistency Connectedness Deliberative Futuristic Ideation Input Intellection Learner Context Strategic .

• A strength is a resource.Points Worth Remembering… • A person’s Signature Themes will never reveal the career he or she should choose. as with any resource. . and engaged customers. engaged employees. But they don’t necessarily take the same route. like money or electricity. • The best managers reach the same destination: strong business results. and. it can be employed wisely or poorly. • Your Signature Themes will not change very much during the course of your life.

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