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How Can Team Culture Be Shaped By Strengths?

In this episode, Mike Ganino joins Lisa to answer the question: How can team culture be shaped by strengths? Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer an appreciation of strengths in action. If you’ll notice what works, you’ll get more of what…

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What Should You Do When Two Talents Contradict Each Other?

What Should You Do When Two Talents Contradict Each Other?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What should you do when two talents contradict each other? Don’t worry — you’ll be fine if you work on situational fluency and communication. Resources of the Episode You’ll find lots of StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on our Strengths Resources page. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools?…

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What Do Strengths Look Like Under Stress?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What do strengths look like under stress? She shares the three things that might unintentionally bring out the shadow side of your strengths under stress, and then gives you ways to reframe them from bad to better. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways…

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Would StrengthsFinder Make A Great Hiring Tool?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: Would StrengthsFinder make a great hiring tool? Although it might seem logical, once you dig a little deeper, you’ll realize it’s not a great idea. But don’t despair — Lisa also gives you tips on how to use your team’s natural Strengths to compensate for the ones it…

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What do StrengthsFinder Colors Mean?

What Do StrengthsFinder Colors Mean?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: What do the StrengthsFinder colors mean? She describes the three things you need to consider when looking at your colors: your thoughts, your demands, and your filters. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths Tools? One of the best ways leaders can build a strengths-based culture is to offer an…

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Can Working In Your Weakness Zone Lead To Burnout?

In this episode, Lisa tackles the topic of preventing employee burnout. She uses the example of an under-watered plant: if you see the leaves turning yellow, your first thought is to add more water. But sometimes yellow leaves are a sign that the plant is overwatered—by adding more, you’re just drowning it. In the same…

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Is StrengthsFinder A Personality Test?

Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa answers the question, “Is StrengthsFinder a personality test?” She uses proof from both research data and real-life examples. She shows that StrengthsFinder is actually not a personality test, but instead a performance-based tool. Resources of the Episode To find proof points and stats that can help…

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Is There Proof That Strengths Focused Development Works?

Strengths Focus For This Episode In this episode Lisa clearly answers the question, “Is there proof that strengths focused development works?” After looking at some business-related ROI, she offers a metaphor to bring the point alive with a visual. Resources of the Episode Lisa recommends this classic book by Donald O. Clifton and Paula Nelson,…

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10 Culture Building Tips For Managers Who Want To Build A Strengths Based Team – With Merywen Wigley, Maya Tremelling, and Cheikh Tall of FHI 360

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa chats with Cheikh Tall, Maya Tremelling, and Merywen “Wenny” Wigley, of FHI 360. Their amazing company is working in 70 countries to find cures for many of the world’s deadliest diseases, provide water for villages in Africa, and promote the health and well-being of all people. In…

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How To Use Your StrengthsFinder Report – With Pete Mockaitis

This Episode’s Focus on Strengths This week Lisa speaks with Pete Mockaitis, who joins us in a live example of what it’s like to explore your StrengthsFinder results for the first time. Pete’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes:  Ideation, Strategic, Learner, Activator, Input, Connectedness, Woo, Communication, Positivity, Individualization Lisa’s Top 10 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes:   Strategic,…

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