Build on strengths for greater success
We are at peak of learning, growth and potential when play in areas of our strengths.
Capture, clarify and confirm your strengths using the tools below. Build on your strengths. It is your multiplier.
I feel strong when...
This thrills me
I love this
I can’t wait to
What gives me energy
It needs to move you. Be true.
I loved it
When can i do it again
That was easy
I am on fire
Take top 3 I oved it when... -> i feel strong when...
Does it matter why I am doing this activity?
Does it matter who i do this activity with, to, for?
Does it matter when I do this activity?
Does it matter what this activity is about?
Strategies to put your strengths to work:
Identify How and where each strength helps you in your current role.
Find the missed opportunities to leverage your strengths in your role.
Learn new skills and techniques to sharpen each strengths.
Build your job towards those strengths
5 strong habits
Look at your top 3 strengths statements
Make a Strong week plan - 2 actions to leverage your strengths and minimise your weakness
Every quarter look at 3 tangible achievements with mgt
Each 6 months capture, clarify, confirm strengths , capture emotional reactions
Survey , measure
Choosing the right job, role?
What is a purpose of the role?
Do i affiliate with it
Align values with team etc
Kind of activities, job, role that fits with doing what you like
I feel weak when...
I am so bored by
I can’t stand it when
I feel waisted/drained when
Times goes by slowly
Why can’t someone else do it
Less of myself
Dealing with Weaknesses:
Stop saying ‘I Should’.
Don’t feel bad about it. Accept it.
Can you stop, reduce the activity?
Who can do it instead, that gets stronger in what weakens you? Trade with someone this activity, that loves it. Or make a game out of it, or ask who is good at it how to do it faster.
Shift perspective , looking through the lens as in service to the strengths. How:
How can you shift your perspective in a way you do the activity
Would it be helpful to do this activity in a different time of the day
View the activity through the lens of one of your strength
How will doing this activity in maximising your strengths?
What connection can you make with this activity and what really interests you?
While minimising energy and time you spend on weaknesses you can handle issues like:
lack of performance
'Go put your strengths to work. 6 powerful steps to achieve outstanding performance' by Marcus Buckingham
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