In 2015, I attended a StandOut strengths assessment certification training with The Marcus Buckingham Company. I connected immediately with the description provided on my own strengths. Since then I’ve been incorporating the assessment into my training and 1:1 coaching. I love helping people see just how awesome they are and helping them leverage their innate strengths to make a greater positive impact in their work and life.
I recently had the opportunity to serve a young leader through 1:1 coaching and team development. We spent part of our 1:1 time discussing the very real challenges faced by her and her team and then spent the other part focusing on her strengths to lead the team forward. The most stretching part of our conversation wasn’t discussing the challenges but rather the struggle to accept the positive feedback.
STANDOUT is built around 9 strength roles and reveals your top two.
Advisor: Your strength is your confidence.
Connector: Your strength is your ability to see the best in us.
Creator: Your strength is in your ability to think things through.
Equalizer: Your strength is the structure you bring us.
Influencer: Your strength is your momentum.
Pioneer: Your strength is your optimism.
Provider: Your strength is that we trust that you will be there for us.
Stimulator: Your strength is your sense of the dramatic.
Teacher: Your strength is your faith in our potential.
I’m looking forward to debriefing her results with her soon and seeing her begin to leverage her strengths to achieve even greater results.
Do you know what your unique strengths are as a leader? Are you leveraging your strengths to achieve greater results? What about the people you lead?
Use this year as a time to time discover your leadership strengths and help those you lead do the same. I think you will find it invaluable to them, yourself, and your team’s results.
Contact Me for more information on taking StandOut and using it for individual and team development.