Yearly Archives: 2019

what is employee engagement

Restorative® Theme (CliftonStrengths®, formerly StrengthsFinder®)

You may as well be a math book, because the more problems you solve, the better. It doesn’t matter whether these problems are in your personal or professional life– what matters is you’re able to identify what’s wrong and find a constructive solution. Sometimes you get a thrill out of encountering a challenge similar to one you’ve solved before because you know how quickly you can apply your past knowledge to fix the problem. Other times, you crave a new beast. You’re not great at “just listening”– without taking any concrete action to address the problem, you feel useless and can become frustrated or disengaged. What’s the point of talking about a problem if you’re not providing a solution?
Responsibility® Theme CliftonStrengths® StrengthsFinder®

Responsibility® Theme (CliftonStrengths®, formerly StrengthsFinder®)

We’ve all heard the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,” and as someone with a strong Responsibility theme, you take this to the next level. Not only do you arrive early but you’ll also often stay late– you’ve got a lot cover on your very full plate! You don’t like saying no to someone who needs your help on projects or proposals, and consequently, you can end up overcommitted. Once you’ve given your word, however, you’ll follow through– even if you’re burning the midnight oil to do so.  
Remote Workforce Employee Engagement

PODCAST #319: How To Keep Your Remote Workforce Aligned And Engaged | Kevin Kruse

NY Times best selling author, Kevin Kruse answers listener questions about leadership, productivity, entrepreneurship and more.
Personality Types of DISC C Personality Conscientiousness

Personality Types of DISC: C Personality (Conscientiousness)

People who are high in “C” are more introverted and reserved, and task-oriented. They tend to be cautious, calculating, competent, contemplative, and careful. They are typically analytical, detail-oriented, and intentional. They value precision and have inquisitive natures, often appearing critical by asking many questions. Leaders who have high “C” expect everyone to follow their standards and make sure that everything is working the way it should.
Personality Types of DISC S Personality Steadiness

Personality Types of DISC: S Personality (Steadiness)

The DISC profile is a behavioral assessment tool, based on William Marston’s theory that there are four major personality traits: Dominance (D), Influence (I), Steadiness (S), and Conscientiousness (C).
Personality Types of DISC I Personality Influencing

Personality Types of DISC: I Personality (Influencing)

People who are high in “I” are extroverted and outgoing, and people-oriented. They tend to be inspiring, impressionable, interactive, impressive and involved. They are typically vocal and animated. They like to engage others in conversation. Leaders who have high “I” energize others and are usually popular because of their social skills and charm.
Personality Types of DISC D Personality Dominant

Personality Types of DISC: D Personality (Dominant)

People who are high in “D” are extroverted and outgoing and task-oriented. They tend to be direct, decisive, driven and demanding. They typically have high confidence, are self-motivated, and are comfortable taking risks. They like to focus on the big picture, not details. People who have high “D” are frequently found in leadership positions.
Input® Theme CliftonStrengths® StrengthsFinder®

Input® Theme (CliftonStrengths®, formerly StrengthsFinder®)

You’re the keeper of knowledge, the go-to person for finding team tools and resources. You’re continually collecting information and carefully organizing it for future application. Your coworkers tease you about being a packrat, but they’ll be grateful one day when you can find the exact item they need. These contributions bring structure and purpose to your life. You don’t like to be rushed. You need time to investigate, reference your archive and share your findings.
Significance® Theme CliftonStrengths® StrengthsFinder®

Focus® Theme (CliftonStrengths®, formerly StrengthsFinder®)

Some people love taking road trips with no particular destination in mind. Detours, frequent stops, and other distractions are all enjoyable parts of the process. Not you, though. As someone strong in the Focus theme, you’ve got an end goal in sight and you’re on a mission to get there. This concentrated approach ensures you’ll help everyone stay on the right path; if your teammates start to stray, you’ll get them back on track. Obstacles in the way of your end goal annoy you, so you’ll do your best to avoid them.
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