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Leadership Lessons from… Julius Caesar?!

Leadership Lessons from… Julius Caesar?!

Did you know that the month of July is named after Julius Caesar? You’ve got to be pretty special to have a month named after you. To be fair, Julius Caesar was pretty special, and a very gifted leader. Here are some tips you can take from Julius Caesar. Play your...

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Strengths & Weaknesses 3: Your Character Structure

Strengths & Weaknesses 3: Your Character Structure

Ready to look at the fourth reason your greatest strength may show up as your greatest weakness? We already looked at Ignorance, Lack of Development, and Emotional Hijack. The fourth reason our strengths may not show up as a strength is that our character structure is...

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Strengths and Weaknesses 2

Strengths and Weaknesses 2

Welcome back! In this series, we are tackling the “greatest strengths is my greatest weakness” paradox. There are 4 main reasons why this may be true: ignorance, the strength is not developed into a true strength, emotional hijack, and character. Last week we dealt...

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Is your strength also your biggest weakness? (Part 1)

Is your strength also your biggest weakness? (Part 1)

I can’t count how many times I have heard that “our greatest strength is our greatest weakness.” If it is our greatest weakness, then it probably isn’t our greatest strength, it is more likely still in talent mode. In order to avoid a tangent into the semantics of...

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Implications of the word, LEADER (Part 1)

Implications of the word, LEADER (Part 1)

Have you ever thought about the meaning of the word, “leader”? Given that there is practically a cult-like fervor around the topic of leadership, I am sure you have thought about the meaning, or at least heard many definitions. I once heard that there are thousands of...

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CliftonStrengths® and Work: So What?

CliftonStrengths® and Work: So What?

So everything! As we continue to navigate the “great resignation,” I think a few things are as informative as knowing at least your top 5 CliftonStrengths talent themes and understanding them through the powerful lens of CoreClarity®. I coach many people who are...

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CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 4

CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 4

So far we have addressed the scientific reliability of the CliftonStrengths assessment and seen that it is in fact, quite reliable, and not a cause for skepticism. It follows then that the other sources for skepticism are from a person’s own feelings about the results...

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CliftonStrengths and the Skeptic Part 3: Opportunity

CliftonStrengths and the Skeptic Part 3: Opportunity

Two posts ago I addressed the scientific reliability of the CliftonStrengths assessment and concluded that it is in fact very reliable. From a scientific perspective, you can accept your results as accurate. Still, many people remain skeptical because they just don’t...

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Additional Resources

Bob Tiede: Leading with Questions
Alison Buchanan: Play to Your Strengths