We continue to see research which demonstrates that those employees who are able to use their strengths on a regular basis are not only more satisfied, but they are also more productive and engaged. Here's an article on the link between strengths and engagement - click here to read.
We also know the importance of self-awareness with our strengths and blindspots.
I was reminded of this activity by Richard Boyatsis, who is leading a MOOC I am enrolled in on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. He has asked us to survey at least ten people we have worked with in the past to talk about "when we are at our best". Rather than a self-assessment, this activity should mine some themes around he behaviors we demonstrate which others see on a regular basis.
As a coach I often ask my clients "When are you at your best?". As leaders it is also a great question to ask our team, as well as ourselves.
Perhaps this week is a week to focus on the question - when are you at your best?
Have a great start to your week,
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