Effective leaders recognize talent, and occasionally have to convince their team members that their Strengths are noticed, valued, and welcome.
The author suggests some go-to questions to uncover Strengths in others. For instance, you might ask, “What compliments do you dismiss? When we’re inherently good at something, we tend to downplay it. “Oh, it was nothing,” we say — and maybe it was nothing to us. But it meant something to another person, which is why they’re thanking you. Notice these moments: They can point to strengths that you underrate in yourself but are valuable to others.”
At our workshops we see “ah-ha moments” occur when participants see that they offer something that no one else can. They return to work knowing that their uniqueness is valued, and everyone has a part to play in the team’s success.
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Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths
by Whitney Johnson, Harvard Business Review