Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance
75 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Claudia DeSalvo
Scoop.it!

Team Balance

Team Balance | Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance | Scoop.it
I have learned a lot from instruments designed to help me understand my own personality types. Some of these personality type tools give results that...
Claudia DeSalvo's insight:

When working in a team, personality has a big influence on whether you get things done with time to spare or not. Al brings about something called a Medicine Wheel which breaks personality into four categories; Warrior/North, Nurturer/South, Critical Thinker/West, and Visionary/East. 

 

The article gives both the positive and negative traits of each of the categories. The thing about these categories that makes them so interesting is that you have to pick the one that you are rather than taking a survey.

 

To make this work in your team, everyone must know what they are and why. The supervisor also must find out how many of each category they have so that they can try to avoid conflict. The adaptation of personality will be something people have to do in order to get along.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia DeSalvo
Scoop.it!

Identifying & Defining Strengths

Identifying & Defining Strengths | Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance | Scoop.it
Maximizer: People with the Maximizer theme focus on others' strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform some...
Claudia DeSalvo's insight:

The idea of utilizing strengths in the workplace is one that is not easily done. Not many people know where to start. Al manages to simplify it into three simple stages:

 

Stage 1. Identifying the supervisor’s and the team members’ top 5
Stage 2. Documenting and sharing the top 5 of all team members
Stage 3. Strategically applying strengths through staff performance

 

He suggests two books that have excellent tools within them to find and define your strengths. After both the supervisor and the employees find their strengths, the supervisor should share the information, which will help everyone develop strategies based non the strengths. Stage three is pretty much executing the strategies you set up in the previous stage and reviewing how it works.

 

If you follow the stages in this article, I believe positive results will be sure to follow.

more...
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, August 7, 2013 8:38 PM
Thanks Claudia! You are correct about Stage 3, that is where many of the most important lessons develop, in the execution.
Scooped by Claudia DeSalvo
Scoop.it!

How to use your strengths effectively in the workplace - by Tracie Boardman - Helium

How to use your strengths effectively in the workplace - by Tracie Boardman - Helium | Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance | Scoop.it
No matter who you are, or where you work, you possess strengths that improve your job performance. Even if you are not in your ideal position, you..., Tracie Boardman
Claudia DeSalvo's insight:

This article has AMAZING tips on how to use your strengths in the workplace. By following these, you will end up with magnified strengths and a sense of success.
-1. Be a mentor or coach
-2. Attitude
-3. Identify how your strengths benefit the team
-4. Find and minimize your weaknesses
-5. Take on tasks that emphasize your strong areas

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia DeSalvo
Scoop.it!

How To Stand Out: Define Your Strengths | CAREEREALISM

How To Stand Out: Define Your Strengths | CAREEREALISM | Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance | Scoop.it
Want to know how to stand out to potential employers? Defining and articulating your strengths will help. Find out why this is important.
Claudia DeSalvo's insight:

Have you ever had a job interview and wondered, "How can I make myself stand out?" Why not show your strengths?

 

Finding your strengths can be as simple as asking yourself five questions:
"What kind of activities do I like to do?
What makes me happy?
What are my talents and skills?
What are my accomplishments?
What are my best qualities?"

 

I find it interesting how the author points out that finding acccomplishments is hard, and it's true. We often overlook the things we do and pass them off as normal when they are actually worthy of being mentioned.

 

"She went on to say that a good way to get to know our strengths is by having an accomplishment story ready for an interview."

 

Upon reading that line, I was reminded of a day in Culinary Arts when Chef was explaining how he hired people. He said that he often looked for the preparation before the interview, the organized thoughts and memories they had. I believe that preparing a story of your strengths and even memorizing what you're good at good make all the difference.

 

Not only that, but by knowing your own strengths, you'll be showing them to your future boss and helping them decide what position is best for you.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Claudia DeSalvo
Scoop.it!

Why Personality Matters in the Workplace

Why Personality Matters in the Workplace | Identifying & Defining Strengths and Team Balance | Scoop.it
Understanding your own personality and the personalities of those around you is critical to success.
Claudia DeSalvo's insight:

This article points out that your career and your personality build upon each other. The author of the article then brings about a "popular model called the Big Five," which can be remembered by the acronym 'OCEAN'. That stands for:
-Openness to Experience
-Conscientiousness
-Extraversion/Introversion
-Agreeableness
-Neuroticism (Emotional Stability)
People must remember that personality differs from person to person, and thus, you should be cautious when setting down opinions. This article is a great resource, with a few tips that would help out a lot in the workplace.

more...
No comment yet.