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Using Your Strengths At Work

December 19, 2009 by Linda  
Filed under Strengths

Have you ever found yourself in one of these undesirable situations?

You are in the middle of an interview for your dream job and are sideswiped by the question “Can you tell us about your strengths and weaknesses?” You fumble for words, give them a great outline of your weaknesses and choke out a vague response in relation to your strengths.

You work your way down your “to do” list and come face to face with the task you have been putting off for ages.  The soundtrack from the “Jaws” movie starts playing in your head, as you frantically look for anything else you can do, so that you can shove the dreaded task back to the bottom of the pile for another day when you have more energy.

You are in a team meeting, and tasks are being allocated.  Your team leader looks around, and with an encouraging wink, allocates a task to you, because the team knows that you excel at it.  Inside, you are thinking “Oh no, not this again!”

You’re sitting at your desk, watching time drag, absentmindedly wondering if the clock has stopped and whether you should get up and give it a quick tap, and the only salvation is the glass of wine waiting for you when you get home.

At the end of the workday, you drag yourself out of the office, feeling tired and drained.  Knowing that you now need to find the energy to devote attention to the kids and your partner, when all you want to do is to flop into bed with a good book.

If any of these sound familiar to you, chances are you are not using your strengths effectively in your work.

When people work to their Strengths companies are:

  • 50% more likely to have lower employee turnover,
  • 38% more likely to experience high productivity,
  • 44% more likely to earn high customer satisfaction scores.

Watch “The Business Case for Strengths

SimplyStrengths™ teaches you how to maximize your strengths AND provides an effective accountability process that turns the strengths exercise into measurable ROI.

The SimplyStrengths Immersion Workshop is an intense, content-rich two-day event where you learn to recognize your personal strengths and learn how to turn that knowledge into higher performance (and enjoyment) at work.

The workshop doesn’t ignore weakness, in fact, you will learn to identify activities that drain you and explore effective ways of managing your weakness.

Who should attend?

Everyone in your organization would benefit from Strengths training. The best results are achieved when all the members of a specific team participate together.

This could be:

  • Senior executives
  • Small business owners
  • Cross-functional teams
  • Departmental teams

If you would like to:

  • Clearly and concisely articulate your strengths at interview so your employer knows how to use your strengths and you can make your greatest contribution
  • Use your strengths even on those tasks that you dread, so that you can celebrate getting to the end of the pile.
  • Openly discuss your strengths so that you are not being allocated those tasks that bore or drain  you (no matter how good you are at them)
  • Be engaged in what you are doing so that time passed by unnoticed
  • Leave work with a spring in your step, felling energised and motivated

The SimplyStrengths Total Immersion Workshop is for you.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and clarify your strengths
  • Create situations which enable you to optimise your contribution and productivity
  • Initiate conversations with your manager & team about what you do best, and where you are less energised
  • Identify and minimise your weaknesses
  • Develop a strong week plan to gradually use your strengths more at work.
  • Turn your work life around, enhance your performance, business outcomes and put more passion into your days.

Buckingham Certified Trainers are held to exacting standards of personal integrity, facilitation excellence and content knowledge. With a TMBC Certified Trainer, you know you are receiving a high-quality service provided by one of only a handful of qualified individuals.

Enrol in a SimplyStrengths workshop now

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One Response to “Using Your Strengths At Work”
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