This week’s Team building Tip asks you to reflect on the question “What can you do to play to your strengths?”.
A few weeks ago I delivered a keynote on mentoring and talked about how important it is to leverage our strengths regularly. As I asked the people I was speaking to about how well they knew their strengths, not many hands went up. It was interesting, because one of the areas I see teams get so much traction around is in the area of strengths. Learning about your own, and then thinking about how that helps (and hinders!) team effort.
Gallup has done an immense amount of research in this area, and strengths resources abound. From Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 to the Positive Psychology VIA Strengths survey, there is lots to explore and be in dialogue around.
As you think about your work – what is easy for you? Where are you able to lean into your natural capacity? Is it in building relationships? Thinking? Getting things done?
- How can your team leverage your natural talents more?
- What can you offer to your team?
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