What is Strengths-Finders?
In our culture we have a “weakness-fixing” mindset. Here’s an example: When your child comes home from school and her report card has 4 A’s and 2 B’s we often say something like, “Great job on those A’s but we need to talk about why you got those B’s.” The Strengths approach is the reverse, it reinforces. Instead we would ask the child, “Wow! What did you do to get these A’s? That is a great effort and you should feel proud of your accomplishment.” As you can hear, the latter comment lands totally differently. At work think about the report card is the dreaded “progress improvement plan”.
Strengths-Finders is an assessment-based tool that helps you understand your talents and how to develop them into strengths for your work life and everyday life. The more a person can understand their dominant talents, what makes them tick, and how to consciously apply those talents to propel them to a better place, the more a person will curate the life they’re after.
On teams, Strengths-Finders helps people see each other more objectively, tamping down frustrations of past experiences with various coworkers, helping people understand that we are each designed with a unique footprint and operating system.
In this workshop you will learn insights into how you work with others, how you manage the things you are responsible for every day, what motivates and energizes you, and how you think about and process information.
People who work in their Strengths zone…
look forward to going to work
have more positive than negative interactions with coworkers
treat customers and peers better
achieve more on a daily basis
have more positive, creative, and innovative moments
Workshop time is spent:
Starting to make sense of the Manager’s strengths profile and “Top 5” themes
Understanding Theme Dynamics as they relate to the Manager; the interplay of one theme with those of another, including all 34 themes
Learning about the 4 domains of management’s strengths and which domains emerge as the strongest area
Unpacking the individual strengths of each team member
Understanding Theme Dynamics as they relate to the team members; the interplay of one theme with those of another, including all 34 themes
Playing with strategies and techniques to invest in those individual and team talents
Mapping the collective strengths of the team
Forming strengths-based partnerships on the team
Working toward getting the best out of the team
Getting a Strengths-based coach to help you and your team understand your team’s obvious and not so obvious talents and how to turn those talents into strengths is a great investment in everyone. Plus its just fun to learn about each other and how people operate in the world, innately.
At Interplay Coaching you can have a Management and Team Strengths-Finders workshop with a Certified Strengths-Finders coach. Start making work more productive and fun for people today!
Contact us for more information about a Strengths-Finders Workshop.