140 episodes

Lead Through Strengths with Lisa Cummings: leading teams & building work culture with Clifton StrengthsFinder & natural talents.

The "Lead Through Strengths" podcast was created for you if you're ready to stop taking the "path of most resistance" at work. Current episodes are educational snippets from Q&A with our corporate teams. They're usually questions we get in our StrengthsFinder corporate training sessions. Over 22 Million people have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment.

It sounds silly, yet it happens all the time when people get focused on fixing their weaknesses. It doesn't have to be so hard. Stop focusing on what's broken about you. Lisa Cummings, the host, is a Gallup Certified Strengths Performance Coach, so she brings you a wealth of corporate wisdom, combined with Gallup research.

You'll learn how to find your strengths and put them to work. If you manage a team, you'll hear ideas for leading your so your colleagues can come to work feeling more energized and engaged.

If you're ready to get your career mojo back, Lisa Cummings delivers it with straight talk and a fun-loving approach.

We publish by season.

Season 1: Career Q&A
Season 2: Strengths Interviews
Season 3: StrengthsFinder Q&A (also known as CliftonStrengths assessment)
Season 4: Team Building 12 Week Strengths Challenge
Season 5: One StrengthsFinder Talent Theme Per Week: Career Branding Adjectives for your personal brand, red flag situations for that talent theme, and action items to put that talent to use

There's a lot of confusion about the name of the assessment because it is difficult to spell (or put the singular/plural in the right spot), and it has changed names. All of these are the same survey tool: StrengthsFinder 2.0, StrengthsFinders, StrengthFinders, StrengthFinder, StrengthsFinder, Clifton Strengths, CliftonStrengths, Clifton StrengthsFinder.

Despite the difficulty with the word, the content all points to Strengths Based Development and leadership using StrengthsFinder with your team.

In addition: here are some hot topic areas covered by audience questions so far:
Getting promoted;
discovering your strengths;
differentiating yourself;
coaching and feedback;
marketing, branding, and promoting yourself;
getting unstuck;
developing your direct reports;
noticing what works on your team;
connecting and networking;
personal leadership;
politics and perceptions at the office;
getting viewed as an A player;
building trust and influence at work or in your industry;
being a people-leader that you want to be, even when you're short on time;
how to get your creative mojo back;
understanding how your EQ (emotional intelligence) is more important than your IQ at work;
stuff you didn't learn in business school that's hurting your career; getting unstuck and un-trapped;
and being a better leader

Lead Through Strengths Lisa Cummings

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings

Lead Through Strengths with Lisa Cummings: leading teams & building work culture with Clifton StrengthsFinder & natural talents.

The "Lead Through Strengths" podcast was created for you if you're ready to stop taking the "path of most resistance" at work. Current episodes are educational snippets from Q&A with our corporate teams. They're usually questions we get in our StrengthsFinder corporate training sessions. Over 22 Million people have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment.

It sounds silly, yet it happens all the time when people get focused on fixing their weaknesses. It doesn't have to be so hard. Stop focusing on what's broken about you. Lisa Cummings, the host, is a Gallup Certified Strengths Performance Coach, so she brings you a wealth of corporate wisdom, combined with Gallup research.

You'll learn how to find your strengths and put them to work. If you manage a team, you'll hear ideas for leading your so your colleagues can come to work feeling more energized and engaged.

If you're ready to get your career mojo back, Lisa Cummings delivers it with straight talk and a fun-loving approach.

We publish by season.

Season 1: Career Q&A
Season 2: Strengths Interviews
Season 3: StrengthsFinder Q&A (also known as CliftonStrengths assessment)
Season 4: Team Building 12 Week Strengths Challenge
Season 5: One StrengthsFinder Talent Theme Per Week: Career Branding Adjectives for your personal brand, red flag situations for that talent theme, and action items to put that talent to use

There's a lot of confusion about the name of the assessment because it is difficult to spell (or put the singular/plural in the right spot), and it has changed names. All of these are the same survey tool: StrengthsFinder 2.0, StrengthsFinders, StrengthFinders, StrengthFinder, StrengthsFinder, Clifton Strengths, CliftonStrengths, Clifton StrengthsFinder.

Despite the difficulty with the word, the content all points to Strengths Based Development and leadership using StrengthsFinder with your team.

In addition: here are some hot topic areas covered by audience questions so far:
Getting promoted;
discovering your strengths;
differentiating yourself;
coaching and feedback;
marketing, branding, and promoting yourself;
getting unstuck;
developing your direct reports;
noticing what works on your team;
connecting and networking;
personal leadership;
politics and perceptions at the office;
getting viewed as an A player;
building trust and influence at work or in your industry;
being a people-leader that you want to be, even when you're short on time;
how to get your creative mojo back;
understanding how your EQ (emotional intelligence) is more important than your IQ at work;
stuff you didn't learn in business school that's hurting your career; getting unstuck and un-trapped;
and being a better leader

    He Refuses To Participate In StrengthsFinder — Should We Make It Mandatory?

    He Refuses To Participate In StrengthsFinder — Should We Make It Mandatory?

    During this season, it's all about your questions. These are Q&A episodes driven by you, the listener. To submit your strengths question, email it to podcast@leadthroughstrengths.com. The question of the episode is about when someone on your team refuses to participate in StrengthsFinder. We give 5 strategies to help them embrace or consider this tool: CliftonStrengths assessment.

    • 9 min
    Team Is Under 10% On Influencing Strengths — Is This A Weak CliftonStrengths Lineup?

    Team Is Under 10% On Influencing Strengths — Is This A Weak CliftonStrengths Lineup?

    During this season, it's all about your questions. These are Q&A episodes driven by you, the listener. To submit your strengths question, email it to podcast@leadthroughstrengths.com. The question of the episode is about the Influencing domain. A leader writes in to ask: My Team Is Under 10% On Influencing Strengths. Is This A Weak CliftonStrengths Lineup? What should we be doing or thinking about in response?

    • 8 min
    Strengths Based Conversations – Get ROE (Return on Effort) Today

    Strengths Based Conversations – Get ROE (Return on Effort) Today

    During this series of episodes, Lisa Cummings interviews other Lead Through Strengths facilitators. They dig into your common questions about CliftonStrengths. This interview, featuring Joseph Dworak, gives you Strengthsfinder activities and strengths based conversations that help you go deeper as a team over time.

    • 14 min
    Using Strengths For Sales Teams

    Using Strengths For Sales Teams

    During this series of episodes, Lisa Cummings interviews other Lead Through Strengths facilitators. They dig into your common questions about CliftonStrengths. This interview, featuring Joseph Dworak, reveals how voracious learners study up on a bunch of popular selling methodologies. Yet, sometimes they fail because they're implemented as if each person leads through the same strengths.

    • 13 min
    First Step: Talking About Strengths To Get In The Zone

    First Step: Talking About Strengths To Get In The Zone

    During this series of episodes, Lisa Cummings interviews other Lead Through Strengths facilitators. They dig into your common questions about CliftonStrengths. This interview, featuring Joseph Dworak, emphasizes the importance of having strengths-focused conversations with your team.

    • 15 min
    Managing To People's Strengths

    Managing To People's Strengths

    During this series of episodes, Lisa Cummings interviews other Lead Through Strengths facilitators. They dig into your common questions about CliftonStrengths. This interview, featuring Joseph Dworak, models how a keen and intentional manager ensures that team meetings seamlessly incorporate business updates with open-ended questions about work or life — the answers to which become a goldmine not only for human connection but also for deeper insights into people’s strengths. 

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Rcc Rc ,

Best ever

One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened too. This has helped me to be a better leader.
Thank you

Kimberly, is that you? ,

Great

Really enjoy this podcast! There is so much to learn about the 4 domains and 34 strengths and I like that the info here is actionable!

tibor.mindsethorizon ,

Highly recommended show!

Highly recommended and very unique content on strength. Well done. Keep up the great work! ;)

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