Strengths Theory

Today we’re focusing on the Strengths Finder book and learning how to apply this in our lives.  Here’s an interesting thought about applying strengths in teams (from Go Put Your Strengths to Work).

Myth: A good team member does whatever it takes to help the team.
Truth: A good team member deliberately volunteers his  strengths to the team most of the time.
A great team member is not well rounded. The great team is well rounded, precisely because each great team member is not.

The concept of Flow is fascinating. Read Flow and Finding Flow.

“Flow” a theory of optimal experience – the state in which a person is so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it. (Csikszentmihalyi, Flow, 1990, p. 4).

Some of you reading my blog(s) wonder why I get so much done. I’ve written about that before, but I think this is another piece of it. I’m blessed in that I am working where I can function within my strengths most of them.

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