Playing to Your Strengths
I work with people who need a bit of a helping hand to rediscover what makes them shine, be energised and succeed. This post gives you a few ideas to help you become clearer about your strengths
Research is clear - when we play to our strengths we achieve more, feel more energised and are more productive and happy. Employees are 15% less likely to quit their jobs if they use their strengths daily, and are 8% more productive when they do.
So, how can you become clearer on where your strengths lie?
One way is to use a survey to reveal your talents. There are several that can be found online. In my coaching work I work with the Strengthscope tool if I'm looking for an external survey to support a client's understanding of their strengths
But, there is a slot you can do yourself to better understand your strengths and consider how to use them more. Think about:
· What was a moment in your activities/work when it felt very natural to do what you did?
· When did you feel energised? When did you lose track of time?
· What did that look like? What did you do?
· What ‘name’ would you give that?
· For what projects or activities is your advice regularly sought?
· What aspect do your parents/friends highlight when talking about you?
· Maintaining a diary for a week of moments when you feel energised and not energised. The energising moments are most likely when you are tapping into your talents.
I've attached a few slides below which you are helpful when thinking about your motivating strengths and your day-day work.
Hope you find this approach helpful.
A bit about me
As a former Chief Executive, I now work as an independent coach and mentor. I love my work as a coach and get great satisfaction and joy from watching my clients grow and succeed
My clients often describe their work with me as challenging, energising, thought provoking and practical. Take a look at my Linked In page to get a feel for how client's see their experience of investing in coaching
Outside of my coaching work, I paint a bit, sew bright. flowery fabric together to make quilts, help run a community Arts Festival and support my husband's studio glass business
Please get in touch if I can ever be of any help.