One of the most powerful bodies of research to come out of the field of positive psychology, Strength Theory shifts the perspective from a “deficit model” to a “strength model.” As important as it is to work on our “areas of development,” we are now able to see that exponential gains can be made in engagement, productivity, creativity, and motivation when we are able to utilize our strengths and the strengths of others. This course introduces two important strength theories: the first of which focuses on character strengths, or our “way of being,” and the second of which focuses on strength talents, or our “way of doing.” Developing an understanding of your character and talent strengths will change the way you invest yourself as well as how you build the team that surrounds you; positively impacting your results, the resiliency of your team, and enhancing your ability to lead in a way that inspire admiration. (This course is available in a 1-4 hour format.)
Pre-work Note: Participants are required to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder on-line assessment.. This must be completed prior to attending the program so that you may fully participate. Please allow for 45 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the assessment.
Gain an understanding of the importance of strengths as means to flourishing
Learn how strength based living is relevant to leadership
Introduce Gallup’s Strengths Based Leadership Theory
Examine VIA Character Institute’s Theory of Character Strengths
Discover why living from your strengths will positively impact your ability to manage the work/life balance dilemma
Experience a shift in mindset when you move from focusing on your weaknesses to focusing on your strengths
An introduction to the 24 character strengths common to all humankind and universally valued around the world
An introduction to “strength talents” and why they are so much more powerful than skills
Learn the defining characteristics of “signature strengths”
Begin the process of fundamentally changing the way you look at your life, invest in yourself, and build your team
Participants are required to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder on-line assessment.. This must be completed prior to attending the program so that you may fully participate. Please allow for 45 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the assessment.
Who Should Attend
Ideal for individual personal development, team development and/or deepening organizational knowledge regarding human capital and strengths of culture
Fields of Study
Business Learning Institute
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