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Fall Retreat Highlight ~ Leadership

09 Oct 2023 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Clifton Strengths & Strengths-Based Leadership DU Faculty Member Dr. Ellen Winiarczyk is pictured smiling outside (trees in background)

Dr. Ellen Winiarczyk, Director, Nonprofit Studies Program, University of Denver University College 
[pictured right]

  • A strengths-based approach is really impactful for teams. A much-loved example is Lessons from Geese,Geese flying in a V shaped formation. Black and white photo. including the importance of standing by each other when one is weak and when one is strong.
  • Operating in your "strengths zone," you may find improved: confidence, direction, hope, kindness, and a greater chance of good health outcomes in life. 
  • Using this tool can increase employee and team satisfaction.
  • Effective leaders surround themselves with the right people and build on each person’s strengthsBook cover: Strengths Based Leadership From Gallup
    • Diversifying team members' strengths activates innovation, adaptation, and ability to deal with changes
    • Broader groupings of a team’s strengths contribute to overall success

What's next? The cohort will receive a chart of everyone's strengths so that they're able to connect with and use one another as resources throughout the year.

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