Most of us have been taught to work on our weaknesses, both in the workplace and at home and get training in those areas. But what if we were to develop our talents even more and play to our strengths? How successful could we be then?
My challenge to you this month is learn your 5 top strengths and how to leverage them in your business and home life.
If you haven’t read StrengthFinder 2.0 by Tim Rath, I would recommend ordering it from Amazon right away! Each team member in your business or adult in your household will want a copy because of the unique code in the back that you can use online to take your Strength Finder Test and find out your 5 top strengths for free (or pay extra and find out how you rank in all 34 areas). See my blogpost from December 2016 where I explain more about the benefits of this book.
I just had the pleasure of coaching a married couple who own a business on their Strength Finder Results.
After reviewing both the husband and wife’s results, we got on the phone for an hour coaching session. At the end of the session, the wife felt she had a much better appreciation of her strengths and the husband felt he had more clarity on how to leverage his strengths at home and in their business.
During the session, they came up with concrete actions they can implement starting this week to leverage their own strengths and complement each others strengths in their business.
They are also going to use this Strength Finder Test with their team and discover how they can better collaborate with their team members.
In a 2005 Harvard Business Review article, “How to Play to Your Strengths”, authors Roberts, et al., state “Once you discover who you are at the top of your game, you can use your strengths to better shape the positions you choose to play—both now and in the next phase of your career.”
Your teammates will have a better idea of how to work with you as they learn to leverage their strengths with yours.
The authors’ studies indicate that “people who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.”
Do you know any business owners who could benefit from learning how to leverage their strengths to see higher productivity in their business? If so, have them contact me for a free consultation.