Called to Coach
I first discovered my Top5 strengths about 10 years ago when I transitioned from a sales and marketing role to a position in IT. Having much less IT experience than my colleagues, I was unsure of whether I made the right career move. To help me better understand my talents, I turned to Gallup StrengthsFinder. Discovering my strengths gave me insights into how I can bring my talents to the forefront.
On the journey I realised that there isn’t any specific set of strengths that make a leader successful. There is, however value in deliberately knowing and owning our strengths and in implementing them into our leadership style. By purposefully leading within our strengths realm, we become more genuine and self-aware, which helps bring about our success as a leader.
Many team leaders today continue to attempt to fix the weaknesses of their team members. When beginning a coaching session with leaders, it’s critical to help leaders understand that strengths-based development isn’t about exposing weaknesses, but rather highlighting natural talents. Leaders must clearly understand this before they can make any real progress.
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