What is StrengthsFinder?
For those of you who are not familiar with StrengthsFinder, it is a personal development tool, that provides insight into an individuals “Top 5 strengths”. There are a total of 34 different strength themes that are divided into four different categories, these include: Strategic Thinking, Relationship Building, Influencing and Executing.
Some believe wholeheartedly in exercises like this, while others feel strongly that these types of things are of no use. No matter what you think, at the very least it’s a great conversation starter. Talking about ones perceived strengths and weakness in a safe environment is immensely valuable. Given that, I thought it would be a great exercise to do with the team to help us better understand ourselves and each other. We did a mini breakout session given our time restraint but StrengthsFinder offers a number of different tools and exercises so you can always expand on any initial learnings.