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The Missing Piece of Talent Development

Feb 20, 2019 6:40:13 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Self-Awareness, Strengths

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As a strengths trainer and coach, I help folks to understand their talented behaviors so they can make the most of them. It’s exciting to see people come alive to their talents and apply them to relationships, work, and life.

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How the 34 Strengths Do Disney World

Feb 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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My friend recently took his family to Disney World®. Knowing his strengths, I got to thinking about how he "does" Disney, and how might someone else with different strengths do Disney differently? In this post, we consider how the 34 strengths might behave in the Magic Kingdom®.

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Five Words to Describe Human Resources

Jan 24, 2019 9:43:05 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Self-Awareness, Engagement, Strengths

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As the head of Human Resources for our company, I have a vision for our employees. It comes down to five words. We want to be: person-centric, performance-minded, strengths-based, engagement-focused, and self-aware.

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4 Types of People You’ll Meet

Jan 8, 2019 10:22:37 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Self-Awareness, Strengths

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 Life is a process of becoming more aware of yourself and others. As you do, you become more effective at life and work. As you pay attention to those around you, you notice different types of people.

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7 Drivers of a Contagious Strengths Movement

Aug 28, 2018 10:04:45 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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Last week I suggested that a sweeping strengths movement larger than we've ever seen could be coming. I defined strengths as, “your best means of contribution and contentment,” and wrote that few us have really tapped into the talents, traits, skills, knowledge, values, and more that are within us. And I commended us to seek humility as we seek our strengths.

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Humility in a World of Strengths

Aug 21, 2018 5:40:39 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths, Personal Growth

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We’re in the midst of an unprecedented strengths movement. Folks are eager to discover their areas of strength, and what’s more, they’re expecting to use their strengths every day. There are more laborers than ever before focused on helping others to use their strengths. And what’s more, technology around strengths is burgeoning.

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How I Used My Talents at the CliftonStrengths Summit

Jul 31, 2018 1:41:08 PM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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The CliftonStrengths Summit has come and gone (sad) and we’ll have to wait for June 2019 for the next one. Since it was a strengths summit, I would be remiss if I didn’t reflect on how I used my strengths at the event itself.

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How to Prepare for the CliftonStrengths Summit

Jul 10, 2018 11:14:46 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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The CliftonStrengths Summit is almost upon us. This will be my third one, and it’s always a bit magical for me, starting with stellar keynote sessions, awesome breakout sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, and memorable closing sessions.

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The Ups and Downs of "Positivity"

Jun 14, 2018 3:30:31 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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Sometimes when my family is getting ready for the day, I’m told to “dial it down.” Not all of them appreciate my happy dance while they’re eating their oatmeal. At 6:30 AM, they don’t all share my enthusiasm for all the exciting things that could happen that day. For them, getting out the door on time is enough. That’s alright, dialing it down is fun, too.

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How to Sail With Strengths and Weaknesses So You Don't Sink

Jun 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Brent O'Bannon posted in Strengths, Engagement, Personal Growth

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There’s always a war going on between our weaknesses and strengths. If you’re a business owner, there’s also a war between working IN your business and working ON your business.

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