Friday, September 24, 2010


I've been recently introduced to Strengthsfinder 2.0, which is a good book on identifying your strengths. What a great topic. Who wouldn't want to focus on and examine their strengths?

The concept is that if you focus on strengths and not your weaknesses, you'll flourish. But what happens when you find out a person's strengths and are surprised because they don't use them at the workplace?

You could have a strength in achievement and be a great tennis player, a great Bible Study leader, a super-mom, but be very submissive at the office. Why? Could be you're in a position or company that isn't a good fit. Could be you're dis-engaged and don't realize it. Could be you don't think about bringing the real "you" to the office.

I think it comes down to a basic realization that ideally you should be the same person at work as you are at home or church or on the golf course. We need to bring the "real" us to everywhere we go. If we don't, we create pressure, because we're not allowing oursleves to be who we really are.

Are you different after work than you are during work? Why?

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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