As we discussed in our, “What is My Calling?” leadership lesson, becoming a leader requires the courage to look inside oneself, identify one’s strengths and talents, and explore how to offer those strengths and talents to others. However, recognizing one’s own calling is only the first step, truly great leaders are able to recognize the potential in those they serve and help them discover the leader they are meant to be as well.
This begs the question, “How do I identify my strengths and talents–let alone others’?”
StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a great resource to help you do just that. In 2001,Gallup introduced StrengthsFinder as part of the management book “Now, Discover Your Strengths.” The book ignited a global conversation, and StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment which identifies an individual’s top 5 strengths out of 34 strength themes.