In every chance encounter and every pre-scheduled lunch date, I find myself soaking in the wisdom that emanates around me. I suppose my own Connectedness and Learner talent combo are a sponge for the experiences and insights of others, but there are just some folks who deserve to be heard.
In these short quips from the minds of the most brilliant Strengths coaches and consultants, you will find truth and insight about leadership, performance, and the power and meaning of a Strengths perspective.
I am proud to call Amanda, Murray, Lisa, Steven, Alissa, Marc, Brandon and Erin friends who all see the genius of who people are and use it to create life-changing stories all around them–each in their unique way!
So, have a thoughtful time with a quick read of these Strengths Quotes from 7 of the Top StrengthsFinder coaches I know!
You can’t be anything you want because you were given specific gifts that are only meant for you. So if you are looking to be most successful, authentic or confident, then the bravest thing you can do is to become MORE YOU.
Strengths enable conversations that matter.
Notice what works…to get more of what works.
Talent in action integrates our brain and our heart, and can be a catalyst for more courage.
Always start with a “no” and try to convince yourself “yes.”
There are always at least two gaps to close. The performance gap, which too many people focus on, and the needs gap. The needs gap is not only more important to understand and work with, but closing the needs gap is also a great way to drive performance. Your Strengths predict those needs.
Self-Awareness is the new currency of Leadership. The more you have, the more effective you are as a leader. The most effective leaders, know their Strengths, and call on the right Strength as the right time to gain the best results.
My favorite quote is something Don Clifton used to say: ‘Let’s not waste time trying to be well-rounded; instead let’s figure out what we’re great at and sharpen it…individuals should be sharp, but a team should be well-rounded.’ To me this is the essence of why a focus on Strengths is so powerful. Which of your talents would you like to sharpen?
Short of a coffee and conversation with these wonderful coaches yourself, perhaps this has been a little slice of them through their best one-liner Strengths quotes.
Which resonated most with you? Tweet your favorite Strengths quotes to @isogostrong or join in the conversation with Isogo over on Facebook.
LINKS | RESOURCES | a LITTLE ASK
Links & Resources from today
Amanda Flisher | Personal & Professional Development Coach
Murray Guest | Inspire My Business
Lisa Cummings | Lead Through Strengths
Steven Beck | Steven Beck Consulting
Alissa Carpenter | Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK
Marc Otto | Strengths Consulting Group
Brandon Miller | 34 Strong Inc.
Erin Passons | Passons Consulting
9 Steps to Life-change through your Strengths
My little ask?
One of the best places to join the conversation is over at our Facebook Group — Energy Up Frustration Down by Strengths. Join us for weekly chatting, complaining and commending, as we all try to figure out just how to use our Strengths to impact the most important things around us—in our work and life.