Dreaming your story: Opportunities for Strengths Development

50 %
50 %
Information about Dreaming your story: Opportunities for Strengths Development
Education

Published on February 24, 2014

Author: erickkaufman

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Presentation for the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) group at Blacksburg United Methodist Church, 02/24/2014.

Dreaming Your Story: Opportunities for Strengths Development Presented by Eric K. Kaufman for Blacksburg United Methodist Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)

Who is Eric Kaufman? • Associate Professor & Extension Specialist @ Virginia Tech • Coordinator of VT’s Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Community Leadership • Former H.S. AgriScience Teacher • Father of Ethan & Sara • Husband of Shevon!

Personal SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses •What do you do well? •What do others see as your strengths? •What could you improve? •What are others likely to see as weaknesses? Opportunities Threats •What trends could you take advantage of? •How can you turn your strengths into opportunities? •What trends could harm you? •What threats do your weaknesses expose you to? Worksheet and instructions available at http://bit.ly/pSWOT

What to do with the SWOT data… According to Gallup’s research the most effective leaders: 1. Are always investing in strengths 2. Surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team 3. Understand their followers needs Reference: Rath & Conchie’s (2008) Strengths Based Leadership

What Makes You Come Alive?

Oprah & Buckingham on Strengths http://bit.ly/1mt3R2O http://bit.ly/1dqzvYO

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. Truths

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths Truths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. • You can be anything your strengths allow you to be.

Lessons from TinkerBell http://youtu.be/MuZ_ywUnjdk

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths Truths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. • We grow most where we are weakest. • You can be anything your strengths allow you to be.

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths Truths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. • We grow most where we are weakest. • You can be anything your strengths allow you to be. • We grow most in areas we are already strong.

Buckingham on Grades http://youtu.be/o_DP0zFLhmk

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths Truths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. • We grow most where we are weakest. • You can be anything your strengths allow you to be. • We grow most in areas we are already strong. • Strengths will take care of themselves.

Leadership Myths &Truths (Buckingham, 2008) Myths Truths • Each of us can be anything we want if we just work hard. • We grow most where we are weakest. • You can be anything your strengths allow you to be. • We grow most in areas we are already strong. • I can be taught knowledge and skills, but I can’t learn talents. • Strengths will take care of themselves.

Lessons from “Good Will Hunting” http://youtu.be/8gfipuaIA68

What is a Strength? Weakness? STRENGTH • Consistent, near perfect performance in an activity Knowledge + Skills + Talents = STRENGTH WEAKNESS • Something that gets in the way of excellent performance

INDICATORS OF WEAKNESS • Feel defensive about performance – • Exhibit slow learning – • • • Develop obsessive behavior Do not profit from with repeated experience Experience a reduction of confidence from performing the activity Lack futuristic thinking about the activity Suffer burnout while practicing

How Do I Find My Strengths?  Listen to your yearnings  Watch for satisfactions  Watch for rapid learning  Glimpses of excellence  Total performance of excellence

APPLYING WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED

Children’s Opportunity to Grow & Learn In 2012, 80% of Americans said most children in their country have the opportunity to learn and grow every day, while 66% said they are treated with dignity and respect.

Children’s Opportunity to Grow & Learn http://www.gallup.com/poll/166994/scores-low-children.aspx

Implications?

How Do I Develop? http://www.faithmentoringandmore.com/html/articles/idea_9.htm • Identify Priorities • Craft Mission/Vision • Outline Goals • Execute

Questions & Discussion • Please Contact Me: – Eric Kaufman, EKK@VT.Edu

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

SWOT analysis - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and ...

SWOT analysis - Strengths, ... Can you identify any new opportunities for your business? ... Sustainable Development; Tag Cloud . training.
Read more

Identifying Career Opportunities - Career Development From ...

Let's look at a process for identifying career opportunities, ... development available. The opportunity ... opportunities. Identify your strengths and ...
Read more

Making Strengths-Based Development Work - Gallup.Com ...

Making Strengths-Based Development Work. ... makes them feel like they have the opportunity to do what they do best ... Questions about your Gallup.com ...
Read more

29. What are your greatest strengths as a teacher, and how ...

What are your greatest strengths as a ... Education Program contribute to the development of these strengths? ... opportunity to work with children in ...
Read more

Analyzing Your Business's Strengths, Weaknesses ...

SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is a method of assessing a business, its resources, and its environment. Doing ...
Read more

Strength-based approach Guide 13 2 12 - Education Website ...

and looks for opportunities to complement ... learning and development. The strength-based approach supports the ... 20 Strength-based approach Strength ...
Read more

SWOT analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

... is an initialism for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, ... if you know your ... the development of a SWOT analysis simply to defend ...
Read more

Professional Growth:

Also listed are some possible professional development opportunities ... your professional growth. ... professional growth. Professional Development ...
Read more

Personal SWOT Analysis - Career Planning from MindTools.com

Do a personal SWOT analysis to understand your strengths ... to understand your strengths and ... would be a great career development opportunity ...
Read more