StrengthsFinder® Workshops

Individuals who focus on their strengths are 6 times more likely to be engaged in their job, and 3 times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.

The Clifton StrengthsFinder® is a powerful assessment administered by Gallup that guides individuals to recognize, understand, and build on their strengths – their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge. StrengthsFinder® for Teams and Individuals: Engaging Employees and Building Teams through Strengths and StrengthsFinder® for Managers: Developing Strengths-Based Leaders and Teams are half-day, full-day, or webinar-delivered programs developed and offered by LeaderXpress that give individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations the practical tools to maximize their strengths in order to exceed expectations for productivity and success.

Research shows that individuals who focus on using their strengths:

  • Achieve more on a daily basis
  • Treat customers better
  • Have more positive than negative interactions with coworkers
  • Look forward to going to work
  • Tell their friends they work for a great organization
  • Have more positive, creative, and innovative moments

Teams that focus on strengths everyday have 12.5% greater productivity and teams that receive strengths feedback have 8.9% greater profitability. 

Participants come away from LeaderXpress StrengthsFinder® workshops with increased knowledge of their own strengths, their teammates’ strengths, and practical methods to maximize them in order to excel in the four critical organizational competencies of execution, influence, relationship building, and strategic thinking.

Workshop Content

The following outlines the course key learning points. Workshop content is tailored to meet each organization’s goals and objectives.

StrengthsFinder® for Teams and Individuals
Engaging Employees and Building Teams through Strengths

Part 1: Understanding Your Own Strengths
The workshop provides the tools to:

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of coworkers’ talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top 5 strengths and map them to your job function and responsibilities
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity, and well-being
  • Expand your daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for your greatest productivity
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths on Teams

  • Identify and discuss the team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map), and learn how work teams can harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Purposefully aim talents so the team is better equipped to accomplish its goals and performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on the team and strategically balance them for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Appreciate and leverage the strengths of others
  • Understand the 3 elements of strengths-based partnerships
  • Use common terminology to make communication more effective when addressing challenging issues on teams – frame feedback and difficult conversations in terms of strengths
  • Participants leave the workshop with a checklist of 7 ways to immediately start integrating strengths in daily work
StrengthsFinder® for Managers
Developing Strengths-Based Leaders and Teams

Part 1: Understanding the Leader’s Strengths
The workshop provides the tools to:

  • Understand individual results of the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and discover unique strengths within the context of organizational talents and strengths
  • Articulate your top 5 strengths and map them to your role as a leader
  • Understand the correlation between a focus on strengths and increased engagement, energy, productivity, and well-being
  • Expand your daily utilization rate of your strengths
  • Recognize when you’re overusing a strength and manage your strengths for your greatest leadership potential
  • Flex your style for greater influence – tailor your communication and presentation style to the needs (strengths) of your audience

Part 2: Using Strengths to Drive Employee Engagement

  • Understand the 12 elements of employee engagement and the measurable relationship between employee engagement and organizational results
  • Examine factors critical to building engagement and understand the impact they have on performance outcomes
  • Recognize that each employee is motivated differently and learn strengths-based tools to capitalize on these differences
  • Learn strategies for creating a culture of employee engagement, including methods that will engage every employee
  • Understand why managers account for up to 70% of variance in engagement, and how to use this to your advantage

Part 3: Using Strengths to Build High-Performance Teams  

  • Identify your team’s collective talents (Team Talent Map) and strategically compose work teams to harness strengths to achieve specific performance objectives
  • Identify talent gaps and overlaps on your team and purposefully balance and aim talents for greater team engagement and productivity
  • Map your team’s strengths to the 4 organizational competencies of execution, influence, relationship building, and strategic thinking
  • Practice leading powerful strengths-based coaching conversations to improve team engagement and inspire employees to perform at their highest
  • Frame feedback and performance management conversations in strengths-based language to facilitate increased change integration and improvement
  • Learn practical methods for creating opportunities for employees to use their strengths
  • Leaders leave the workshop with a checklist of 7 ways to immediately start integrating strengths in your and your team’s daily work

Add-on Coaching Option:  Coaching sessions can be added to provide more individualized insight. In addition, a coaching session with managers can provide a more in-depth view of the team’s unique Team Talent Map to address specific challenges and opportunities for improvement as well as align strengths to business objectives.

Contact us to discuss how StrengthsFinder® workshops can help you maximize your organization’s potential.