Over 12 years ago, Gallup ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths when it revealed the results of a 30-year research project. The research concluded that spending time building strengths was far more productive than logging countless hours shoring up weaknesses. It created a virtual revolution in the way people think about their natural talents. Gallup has published two bestselling books on the subject (Now, Discover Your Strengths and StrengthsFinder 2.0). Millions of people have taken the company’s StrengthsFinder assessment.
“Chances are,” write Rath and Conchie, “you will have many opportunities to lead during your own lifetime. As you will learn, the path to great leadership starts with a deep understanding of the strengths you bring to the table.” One of the most startling conclusions of Gallup’s research is that there is no one strength that all good leaders possess. What’s more, the most effective leaders are not well-rounded at all, but instead are acutely aware of their talents and use them to their best advantage. In this session, we will use Now Discover Your Strengths and/or Strengths Based Leadership to uncover your top five strengths and learn why is it important for you and your team members to work from a strength’s standpoint.