Strengths Q&A

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Do Your Strengths Come With Unconscious Biases?

Today’s episode is a question that came up this week when I did an event for one of my awesome tech clients here in Austin, Texas. I was checking in with security and he asked about the purpose of my visit. I said I was delivering a StrengthsFinder team session. Pretty soon, he’s telling me…

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Can I Use Old StrengthsFinder Results For New Team Training?

Can I Use Old StrengthsFinder Results For New Team Training?

Today’s episode is a question that comes up every time we prepare clients for a training event that includes CliftonStrengths. The question today is whether you can take old or existing StrengthsFinder results and use them in a team or leadership training event today. I know this question is a bit tactical and technical compared…

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Will A Strengths Approach Work In Different Cultures and Countries?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: Will a strengths approach work in different cultures and countries? She then shares how leaders can use strengths to fulfill the five different needs of humans, going beyond the typical food-water-shelter level in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Have You Downloaded Your Strengths-Based Leadership Tools? Remember to grab the strengths-focused…

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How Can You Offer Your Awesomeness Without Sounding Arrogant?

In this episode, Lisa answers the question: How can you share the awesomeness of your personal strengths without sounding arrogant or entitled? Have You Downloaded Your Manager Tool For Strengths Conversations? If you’re a manager and you want to help your team members feel less awkward about speaking positively about the contributions they can make…

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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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