Have you ever wondered why the tendency is to focus more on a ‘D’ grade than the 3 A’s that came along with it? At work, why do we often obsess disproportionately on weaknesses or development needs, instead of focusing on talents and strengths? Of course improving certain talents and behaviors is part of growth, but if knowing our core talents, and understanding how this would empower our personal growth and boost business outcomes, wouldn’t life be a lot less stressful?
What is a talent? What are your unique set of talents?
What is the difference between a talent and a strength?
Do you ever wonder why some tasks or jobs seem utterly impossible while others make you feel alive and in flow?
Why Do You Need To Know Your Talents?
Knowing your talents helps turn your focus towards the work you enjoy and perhaps avoid roles/professions that don’t maximize your talents. Talents can be used as a guide to help experience more positive emotions. As a coach as well as an optimist, I focus on the positive, which is why I use the Clifton Strengths™ (formerly Strengthsfinder) assessment. Through the use of this tool, I can help you focus on your unique talents and then bring those talents to life through the use of the CoreClarity™ method.
Much like a blood test, the Clifton Strengths™ assessment provides certain information, in this case your top 5 talents out of a possible 34. But then what’s next? I utilize the CoreClarity™ method to bring color and clarity to explore your talents in more detail, allowing you to begin to use your talents optimally in all aspects of your life and especially as part of a team.
Knowing and understanding your talents will help build self-awareness and confidence and will help to:
- Understand self and others
- Increase awareness
- Develop empathy for others
- Recognize motivation in self and others
- Create better team dynamics
- Repair relationships
If you’re interested in finding out more about this can help you, your team members or your overall team dynamic, let’s have a conversation.