Explore your strengths and use them to develop yourself, your career and your leadership
Text of Build your confidence, grow your strengths
1. Build your confidence; grow your strengths Helen Caton Hughes www.thefortongroup.com 2009 The Forton Group Limited
2. strengths definition 1. The state, property, or quality of being strong 2. The power to resist attack; impregnability 3. The power to resist strain or stress; durability 4. The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly Or. 5. Capacity or potential for effective action www.thefortongroup.com
3. Gallups definitions The ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance at a task. Every role, performed at excellence, requires talent, because every role, performed at excellence, requires certain recurring patterns of www.thefortongroup.com thought, feeling or behaviour.
5. Building on your track record justifiable pride CONFIDENCE CONFIDENCE Lack of self-esteem Under-utilising track record Crack your shell let your confidence out! Over-utilised confidence Arrogance Im better than you www.thefortongroup.com
6. 10 competences on a job description Male energy thinks - Female energy thinks - 10 things on a job description I can do at least one of those Ill go for it 10 things on a job description I can only do at 9 of those I wont go for it www.thefortongroup.com
7. The environment of strengths Leading, achievin g & succeeding: its who we are, what we achieve and how we do it. www.thefortongroup.com How Who What
8. Fully develop yourself 1. Clarify direction 2. Strategise actions 6.Master your psychology 3.Marshal your strengths 5.Optimise your environment 4.Upgrade your skills www.thefortongroup.com
9. Appreciate & develop your resources PIES Physical Resources Intellectual Emotional Social Develop your resourcefulness attitude www.thefortongroup.com
10. Strengths & leadership principles Trust the team Work in partnership Be open to possibility Be present A,B & C Accept whats given Blend with new ideas/ resources Create new possibilities www.thefortongroup.com
11. Strength vs. Competence Strength: a combination of talent, application, l earning and enjoyment. www.thefortongroup.com Competence: the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
12. Safety: engaged teams go home healthy Top 10% teams had zero accidents Bottom 10% had 25.56% accidents per year www.thefortongroup.com
13. Whats more successful? Growing your strengths Focusing on & trying to fix your weaknesses its not the number of fights you have, it s what goes in the space between the fights www.thefortongroup.com
14. Exercise: What do you do best, every day? CONNECT with OTHERS What strengths do you use to communicate well? MOTIVATE OTHERS What strengths do you use to get the best from your team? How do you influence/motivate your peers (or people around you)? MOTIVATE SELF What strengths do you use to motivate yourself on a day to day basis? How do you communicate when youre at your best? CONNECT with SELF How do you reflect on and review information? Which strengths do you use to internalise learning? www.thefortongroup.com How do you pick yourself up or motivate yourself under pressure?
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