Strengths Spotlight - Achiever
Hello Strengths Enthusiasts! I hope that you are continuing to build upon the Strengths knowledge that we started during our time together. To support your ongoing Strengths journey I will be sending you periodic information. This will include highlights for a particular Strength, resources for continued learning, and how you can continue growing your knowledge in the field of Strengths. Please reach out anytime if I can answer questions or be of service to you.
Strengths Spotlight - Achiever
Did you have Achiever among your Top 5 talent themes? If so, then you are in good company. According to Gallup’s database, approximately 32% of participants have Achiever in their Top 5. This makes it the most frequently seen theme. So I like to say that you either have this one, or you work with some people who do. My tag line for Achiever is “git r done” since Achiever’s have a strong need to finish.
People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive. Achievers love to complete tasks, and they derive fulfillment from their accomplishments. Putting it simply, people with high Achiever have a strong inner drive — an innate source of intensity, energy, and power that enables them to push hard to get things done. As a result, they often set the pace and define productivity levels for the people around them.
Next time we’ll put the spotlight on Responsibility.
One of my favorite and easiest ways to start making Strengths a priority in your life is the calendar exercise. I took this activity from Ben Fanning’s episode on Lisa Cumming’s Lead Through Strengths podcast: http://leadthroughstrengths.com/take-this-job-love-it-with-ben-fanning/ The gist is to look at your calendar for the upcoming week or month and circle, in red, the things that you are looking forward to. You can also look back on your week or month and circle what you enjoyed. Now step back – what do you notice? Are there a lot of circles? What if there aren’t very many? This is a great exercise in terms of thinking proactively and intentionally about where you place your energy.
Half-day Strength Discovery workshops are an excellent start to building a culture of Strengths and positive development at your workplace, but the Strengths work goes beyond just a one-day event. Also available is in-depth one-on-one coaching designed to craft and implement a specific plan for success for your life; Strengths Application for Managers is an in-depth follow-on workshop designed to introduce specific tools for managers to build and support Strengths-based teams; and, a Strengths and Change workshop designed to equip teams with practical tools for navigating change from a foundation of Strengths. Other customized solutions can be developed as needed.
Please keep those Strength success stories coming! I will highlight those in future newsletters. You can reach me via email tyann@osbornHR.com; phone/text 512-422-8377; website www.osbornHR.com; Twitter @TyAnnOsborn; or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyannosborn.