The most effective people know their talents and are always investing in strengths. A Talent is a natural ability to think, to act, to react in a certain way. We are all born with different attributes that develop into talents during our childhood but few of us really know what these are or how to hone them into strengths.
People who master their Top 5 talents are 6 times more likely than others to be more involved in their work. People who have the opportunity to use their talents every day in their work are on average 7.8% more productive.
When leaders focus on and invest in the strengths of their team members, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold.
Strengths-Based Coaching for Teams begins with CliftonStrengths® - the most popular online talent assessment - which has now been completed by over 17 million people around the world.
CliftonStrengths® identifies an individuals’ top talents based on 34 themes in 4 domains; Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking. Rounded teams are comprised of individuals with unique talents across the 4 domains that complement those of their colleagues.
Every organisation has teams that come together and do the work. But, rarely is much time or effort spent training those teams to reach optimal efficiency and peak performance. Organisations that invest in their teams create an asset with virtually limitless business potential, and therefore a competitive advantage.
Team effectiveness takes existing teams from good to great. Our engagements will vary depending on the unique needs of each organisation, but they usually include a combination of webinars, assessments, team workshops, one-on-one coaching, and individual follow-up for leaders. Every engagement starts with an evaluation to set a baseline, then provides a roadmap for team effectiveness, and includes metrics to report on success.
High-performing teams apply their strengths and passions in an atmosphere of collaboration and respect. Everyone understands and enjoys their role, and the synergy created yields results greater than the sum of the parts.
Good teams can quickly become great teams when two things happen:
The most successful and innovative companies across the globe employ teams of people all working with their strengths. From Fortune 500 companies to small startups, strengths-based teams increase output.
When leaders empower employees to do what they do best, appreciation and respect follow. Using the language of strengths Teams will learn to use their diversity of talents, interests, gender, age, and other factors to their mutual benefit - increasing employee engagement.
We use two different approaches to our team effectiveness engagements:
Using CliftonStrengths® , we assess every member of the team to give them a common language to communicate with one another. This common language is practical and tailored to each organisation. By identifying strengths, we show that diversity is an advantage to the team, not something that needs to be fixed. This approach is all about accelerating performance by using the natural strengths of each team member.
After taking the CliftonStrengths® assessment team members are much more self-aware and ready to share their strengths with their colleagues in our interactive workshops. During these sessions, we show how teams can use these to better resolve conflict, stimulate collaboration, and increase the quality of team results. This approach is about teaching teams new skills and knowledge to accelerate the impact of the team.