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Seeing Common Ground And Dying Inside When Others Won’t Try: Harmony Talent

How The Dark Side Of Harmony Plagued My Career: Harmony Talent It took me years of practice to get to a place where I can wait before I respond to things that trip my emotional wires. When someone talks over me in a meeting, I no longer feel the need to talk louder to retake…

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Do You See What I See (Probably Not): Intellection Talent

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Intellection The story of the Little Prince begins when the narrator describes a drawing from when he was a child. The drawing is that of a hat… or, with a little imagination, is really a drawing of a boa constrictor who has swallowed an elephant. The tale…

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The Beautiful Inner World of Intellection – And How To Share It With The World

Strengths Stories In Action—StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Intellection As I am walking down the hall I am often asked, “Are you okay?” or “What’s wrong?” The inquiry initially sounds muffled and distant until I remember I am walking down a hall and there are other people around me. I find myself shaking my head as though…

Clifton StrengthsFinder Quote: Talent Theme of Achiever [image]

I Will Be Dead Before I Stop Making Lists: Achiever Talent

Strengths Stories In Action—StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Achiever I have lists everywhere: in my phone, in my productivity planner, on my notepad, on post-its, and random scraps of paper. And, despite all these physical manifestations of lists, there are about a thousand more of them in my head. I will be dead before I stop making…

[Image] StrengthsFinder Talent Theme of Communication

How A Negative Performance Review And StrengthsFinder Changed My Life: Communication Talent

How A Negative Performance Review And StrengthsFinder Changed My Life: Communication Talent I felt that something was wrong. My Harmony strength was in full alert, stage 5, alarm bells ringing. All was not well. But what was it? What was wrong? When I called my boss to talk about a project he said, “Just send…

The Driving Force Behind Your Creativity – StrengthsFinder Talent of Ideation

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Ideation I am a storyteller. I see the world as a thousand, million different storylines. I get inspired by people on the street, the clothes they wear and the stories they might tell me if I stopped to ask them questions. I see a connection between people…

Significance Talent Theme - StrengthsFinder Quote

The “I’m Awesome And You’re Awesome Too” Strength – Otherwise Known As The StrengthsFinder Talent Of Significance

“Would you lead the Christmas parade this year?” Sure. “Would you be the emcee for the end-of-year banquet?” You bet. “Would you represent the business school at the event in Monterrey, Mexico?” Well of course I would. “Would you develop and deliver a leadership program for a group of 75 non-native English speakers in Shanghai,…

StrengthsFinder Quote for Talent Theme of Relator

Build Deeper Bonds At Work And In Life – StrengthsFinder Talent of Relator

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Relator   With eager anticipation, I reached out to fellow strengths coach Lisa Cummings. “Are you attending the first ever Gallup Strengths Summit?” I asked. Thankfully Lisa replied with a yes. “May I tag along with you for awhile?” I asked meekly. Graciously, Lisa agreed and I heaved…

Learning Who You Are Through Your Strengths – StrengthsFinder Talent of Learner

  Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Learner Some might say Wikipedia was my first love. The amount of information so readily available gave me butterflies in my stomach, excited at the thought that after one page I could know just enough about sea otters to write a one page essay.  I was about…

StrengthsFinder Quote for Input Talent "These honest men taught me all I knew, their names are what, why, when, how, where, and who"

Getting the Most Output for Your Input: Finding the Essentials – StrengthsFinder Talent of Input

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Input I flew to Ecuador for an eight day trip with a backpack full of books and a carry on bag holding my toiletries and 6 outfits. It took me a lot to get to that point. I packed and repacked my bags, trying to fit one…

StrengthsFinder: Activator Quote

Sometimes Destiny Helps Us Activate Our Strengths In New Ways – StrengthsFinder Talent of Activator

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Activator I felt like I was putting everyone out with my broken ankle. I wanted to do everything myself. So I took forever to get places. I struggled to open doors on my own. I put on a fake smile when people asked me how I was…

StrengthsFinder Positivity Quote

Warning: Positivity Is A Tough Choice, And Why You Should Do It Anyway – StrengthsFinder Talent of Positivity

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Positivity From the ages of about 5-9, my dad was building the house that I grew up in. He’s an architect and engineer. He designed and built our entire two-story home, himself. We moved from the city out to the hill country on 5 acres outside of…