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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

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    • 4.9, 162 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

    Core Concept #7: Team Strengths Take Time and Intention

    Core Concept #7: Team Strengths Take Time and Intention

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept focuses on the knowledge that team strengths take both time and intention.

    • 11 min
    Core Concept #6: Gimme That Escalation

    Core Concept #6: Gimme That Escalation

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept is about mining your team for the things they want to have more of, so you'll get more of what works.

    • 11 min
    Core Concept #5: Not An Excuse

    Core Concept #5: Not An Excuse

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept focuses on how "not" to use your strength as an excuse.

    • 15 min
    Core Concept #4: Easy Buttons

    Core Concept #4: Easy Buttons

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept focuses on your "easy buttons" - things that come easy for you.

    • 10 min
    Core Concept #3: Regulate By Situation

    Core Concept #3: Regulate By Situation

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept is to regulate your talent themes based on the situation.

    • 9 min
    Core Concept #2: Troublemaker Talents

    Core Concept #2: Troublemaker Talents

    In this series, you’ll explore 9 core concepts that will help you implement strengths with your team at work. The concepts we chose for you came straight from you - both from listeners of this show and from participants in our training classes. This week's core concept is Troublemaker Talents.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

tibor.mindsethorizon ,

Highly recommended show!

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

Life&RelationshipCoach ,

Really awesome show!

Thanks Lisa for creating a show that REALLY Focuses on individual strengths! There is much to learn here using a system called StrengthsFinder - yet its very insightful even if you do not have this program. Very Helpful! Coach Riana Milne

The Marketing Book Podcast ,

Find your true strengths here and succeed!

I love the Gallup Strengths Finder and if you listen to this show you will become a big believer like me! I took an earlier version of this when I was in grad school in the late 80's and looking back, it was so accurate! Fortunately I went into a line of work that leveraged those strengths and now my daughter, a college senior, has taken it and I paid for the detailed results. Not sure about it? Listen to this show, learn and you'll be able to work smarter, not just harder!

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