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Intro to Strengths

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Transcript of Intro to Strengths

achiever
relator
learner
strategic
responsibility
Battle of the sexes!!
Introduction to Strengths
Objectives
To help you understand:
Origin and Definition
all 34 themes
why do we bother?
your unique talents
how to manage weaknesses

Focus on
You

Let's get to know each other...
What Are Strengths?
Talent (Gallup)
A recurring pattern, thought, feeling, or behaviour
"A Strength is something that strengthens you." [Buckingham]
Two Million Interviews
A study of excellence
in all job types
34
...of the most prevalent themes of human talent
Talent
Skill
Knowledge Productively Applied
+
Strength
Personal Reflection
and Growth
Coaching / Managing
198,000 Employees in 8000 Business Units [Gallup]

"At work do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day"





Those who answered "Strongly Agree"


50% more likely lower turnover
38% more likely more productive
44% more likely higher customer satisfaction

"Over time, business units that increased the numbers of employees who answered "Strongly Agree" saw comparable increases in productivity, customer loyalty and employee retention."
"Consistent, near perfect performance in an activity" [Gallup]
Focus your energy on doing what you do best.

Stop worrying so much about your weaknesses.
Weakness Fixing Prevents Failure

Strengths Building Leads to Success...
words per minute
average reader
above average reader
90
350
Speed reading training
Your Unique Talents
(Handout)
Explain two of your Top Five Themes
On your turn, choose a theme that hasn't yet been discussed
3 Important
Questions
1. Aren't we really all alike?

2. Doesn't everyone see the
world the way I do?

3. Are talents really enduring?
Barrier Labels
Talents "turned up too high"

for example...
Command
Harmony
Discipline
Communication
Weaknesses
Manage Around Them!
1. Can you stop doing it

2. Find a Partner

3. Use a strength to
overpower a weakness

4. Design a support system

5. Get a little better so you
don't stumble
Thank You!!
The Gallup Path
at
Engaged
Rackers
Rackers are encouraged to do what they do best every day...
Engaged
Customers
RAX
real profit
increase
Stock
Increase
An engaged employee is...
Emotionally connected
Psychologically committed
Identify
Strengths
the
right fit
great
managers
...we friggin' LOVE
Rackspace!
List the TOP FIVE THEMES for
men
women
MEN
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
WOMEN
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
achiever
relator
responsibility
learner
input
words per minute
average reader
above average reader
90
150
350
2,900
Speed reading training
sustainable growth
Who's in the room?...
1. How long have you been a racker?

2. What is your level of understanding of
strengths?

3. Why are you a Racker?
Wait...Whaaaat??!!
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