Gallup maintains that the most direct path in developing an individual’s full potential is by discovering, understanding, engaging and building upon natural talents. Unfortunately, we live in a world focused on fixing our weaknesses and the cost to maintain that perspective is staggering! People that work in their areas of strength are six times more likely to be engaged at work!
From a professional viewpoint, when you are disengaged, you often dread going to work and you achieve less, among other things. From a personal viewpoint, your health and relationships suffer and you lose confidence in yourself. Furthermore, if you spend your time trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. By not working in your areas of strength, you create mediocrity rather than excellence. Your greatest potential for growth lies in developing your strengths rather than correcting your deficiencies.
An excellent application for the StrengthFinders 2.0 assessment is its use in developing high performing teams. We work with your people to identify and develop each person’s areas of strength. Next, we help them discover how their areas of greatness can combine with their teammate’s areas of strength to create the elusive high performing team.
StrengthFinders 2.0 is also an excellent tool for leadership development. No leader is able to be great at all leadership skills. Leading from strengths and intentionally surrounding yourself with people possessing strengths in your areas of challenge is a vital part of being an outstanding leader.