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Build Your Career Brand Based On The StrengthsFinder Talent Theme of Restorative (CliftonStrengths)

Career Branding When Restorative Is Your Strength

I get gobs of questions about how to align your CliftonStrengths talent theme of Restorative with your career. So in this series, I break down one strength per post so that you can add to the insights from your StrengthsFinder report and make a better match between your job and your strengths. – If you’re…

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Self-Assurance: Build Your Career Brand Based On Your Strengths [strengthsfinder talent theme selfassurance image]

Career Branding When Self-Assurance Is Your Strength

I get a lot of questions about how to align your CliftonStrengths talent theme of Self-Assurance with your career. In this series, I break down one strength per episode so that you can add to the insights from your StrengthsFinder report and make a better match between your job and your strengths. – If you’re…

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Significance

Career Branding When Significance Is Your Strength

I get tons of questions about how to align your CliftonStrengths talent theme of Significance with your career. So in this series, I break down one strength per episode. That way, you can add to the insights from your StrengthsFinder report and make a better match between your job and your strengths. – If you’re…

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Career Branding When Strategic Is Your Strength

I get a steady stream of questions about how to align your CliftonStrengths talent theme of Strategic to your career. In this series, I break down one strength per episode — so that you can add to the insights from your StrengthsFinder report and make a better match between your job and your strengths. –…

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CliftonStrengths Woo: Build Your Career Brand

Career Branding When Woo Is Your Strength

I constantly get questions about how to align your CliftonStrengths talent theme of Woo with your career. So in this series, I break down one strength per episode — so that you can add to the insights from your StrengthsFinder report and make a better match between your job and your strengths. – If you’re…

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Is It Bad If I Only Have 2 CliftonStrengths DNA Colors?

Today we’re exploring your CliftonStrengths Q&A with a question someone asked me in a training class the other day. He said, “Hey, I only have two of the four CliftonStrengths colors in my StrengthsFinder DNA chart. Is that bad?” My answer to this one is like that Lil Jon Song “Work What Your Mama Gave…

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[Image] Week 9: Questions for Team Strengths - Implementing Strength Finders

12 Week Strengths Challenge

To get the questions in a weekly email so you can roll them out with your team over 12 weeks, click here to receive them in your inbox. The emails have extra details and examples beyond the questions you see in the images. You’ll get extra pointers for taking the conversation beyond the surface level…

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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. Will A Strengths Approach Work In Different Cultures and Countries? A question…

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[image] How do I offer my awesomeness without sounding arrogant

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? Resources of the Episode ”More Of” Resource The Quit Alternative: Instead, Take That Job And Love It – With Ben Fanning You’ll find lots of other StrengthsFinder, leadership, and team tools on our…

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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? So, how is company culture shaped by your personal strengths and the overall lineup of natural talents on your team? If It Is So Important For Managers To Build Culture, Why Can I Only Find Articles…

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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. What Should You Do When Two…

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Strengths under stress

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. What Do Strengths Look Like Under Stress? Today the question is…

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would strengthsfinder make a great hiring tool?

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. What Do StrengthsFinder Colors Mean? Today’s question is: What do the StrengthsFinder colors mean? This question comes up straight away when…

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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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