What Are My Strengths?
Updated: Sep 1
Coaching is powerful! You've heard me say this before. I genuinely believe it. With an exemplary leadership coach, you can achieve your leadership development goals.
I specialize in helping c-suite leaders and executives identify - or develop - their strengths.
My coaching approach has helped my clients reach their goals quicker, impact their executive presence, and I'm confident it will work for you.
But before I get into why I can benefit your overall growth and success, let’s discuss how coaching can help you develop a range of leadership strengths.
Here are five leadership strengths that many of my clients work to identify as needing more support, strategies, or just plain accountability on how to navigate and leverage them.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS. I help individuals improve their communication skills by providing feedback and guidance on active listening, assertive communication, and empathetic understanding. Strong communication skills are essential for effective leadership to convey vision and goals clearly and communicate with team members effectively.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. I work with you to analyze problems, generate potential solutions, and evaluate the pros and cons of each option. By learning these skills, you can become more confident and effective in your decision-making as a leader.
TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS. I support you by setting specific, achievable goals and creating a plan. This one goes without saying, yet the productivity apps, systems, etc., count on you NOT being effective. Make time for you and your team. There is a system that will work for you.
TEAM-BUILDING SKILLS. I help you identify, connect, and foster a positive and collaborative team culture. Strong team-building skills are essential for effective leadership, allowing you to build and maintain strong, cohesive teams.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS. I help you understand how to manage and resolve conflicts within your team effectively. You can't avoid it. (BTW, check out my LinkedIn post about this - click here).
How do you feel about these five leadership skills? Which ones would you want to explore further?
Can't decide? Here's a solution. I am a Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach, meaning I have access to the researched, validated assessment tool to identify an individual's natural strengths and talents.
What does that entail?
A Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach is a professional trained to use the Gallup StrengthsFinder tool and help individuals like you to understand and develop their strengths.
To become our best selves, we must fully understand our talents. This doesn’t mean that we ignore our weaknesses. It does, however, mean that we shift our focus away from weaknesses and toward talents - our strengths.
Time and time again, research supports the importance of focusing on our talents:
People who learn to use their strengths daily have 7.8% greater productivity.
Teams whose managers received strengths feedback have 8.9% greater profitability.
I work with individuals to develop a customized plan for using their strengths to achieve their goals and succeed in their personal and professional lives. I also provide guidance and support to individuals to develop their strengths and apply them in different areas.
As you prepare for 2023 for yourself and your teams, understanding your strengths can be a tool toward success.
Let's connect to talk about these top 5 leadership skills for you!
May 2023 be filled with success and meaningful connections!