15
Jan
How is your team working?
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We all work in teams; some we choose, many we don’t. Why do some of those teams work together better than others? When we use Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0  with leaders, to help them understand their own strengths, we also encourage them to use it with their teams.  When you understand and appreciate the strengths of your team, […]

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21
Dec
Here’s What a Strengths Coach Can Do For You
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We often get questions about how a Strengths Coach can help. Based on some recent coaching we have done, here are a few ways we can help you: 1) help you understand and appreciate your top five strengths Once you have taken the Gallup StrenghsFinder 2.0 assessment, you will be given your top five strengths. […]

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10
Dec
The ROCC of Trust is Specific
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Too many articles recently talk about how someone is trustworthy because they “just know.” One reason we have been conducting research on trustworthy leaders and teams for 25+ years is that we really wanted to know how exactly leaders and teams build trust. What works; what doesn’t.  This can help us act more trustworthy ourselves […]

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4
Nov
Be Intentional About Building Trust
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Campbell University (where I teach) just hosted a gifted speaker, Dr. Knapp, President of Washington & Jefferson College. His talk was on my favorite subject: Trust. He spoke about how important trust is to create in order to maintain an ethical culture. After the talk, someone told me that they had meant to ask him […]

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16
Oct
Humility can be a sign of strength
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In this article, the author asks if humility is important, why are leaders so arrogant?  This is a great question and one we wrestle with as we conduct research on what makes for truly trustworthy leadership. The leaders we like to profile are humble in a way that encourages other to trust them and to […]

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28
Aug
Where do you want your career to go?
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Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned executive, there are times when we need an outside perspective to help us examine our strengths and set a new path forward. For new graduates, we always suggest taking the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to discover your Top 5 strengths. It gives you confidence in your […]

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8
Jun
Aneil is an Evangelist: What do your top five strengths say about you?
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One thing we like to do with our students and clients is have them look at their #strengths and come up with one word that describes who they are.  Sometimes it can be a story or a memory that helps them come up with a great word–remembering how they have used their strengths in the […]

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6
Jun
Build Your Trust Network Every Day
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We often coach our students and alums to help them use their strengths to find their dream job.  We also help them understand how they can start building a network to keep working toward that dream job. Yesterday, Karen was working with a new grad to help her refine her resume and cover letter.  She just […]

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21
May
Karen is a relator: How do you use your #strengths?
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We love the Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 and recommend it to our students and the executives we work with.  Once you have discovered your top 5 strengths, you will be amazed at how you use them each day at work and at home.  Sometimes, you will think nothing of your strengths and wonder “can’t everyone do […]

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16
May
Do you make it easy for your customers to trust you?
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We are having TWC/Spectrum issues. We may not be alone. It has been a few months of inconsistent cable and internet service and after several phone calls, a few agents finally admitted that TWC/Spectrum is not sending enough power to our neighborhood. There are many things cable companies do that irritate their customers, but knowingly […]

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