Along the way, we took our team through the strengthsfinder in Singapore personality tool as a way to help players understand more of whom they were and how they were wired. We also well-read how to better motivate each player, based on who they were, and who they were not.
If a good player high in the theme of competition great, put them up against another player in a competitive drill and let them shine. Before a match make sure that high competition player knows how they can individually ‘win’ during the match. The flip-side is also very true, another player low in the theme of competition? They might be offended if we put them up against another player and tell them to ‘beat’ that other player.
Knowing how players are wired helps coaches know how to push their buttons and manage them in a positive way. Everyone will appreciate the coaches and players.
How everyone benefits from high self-awareness?
What we learned in volleyball has applied to so many of our clients over the past decade. Whether it is in athletics, corporate, or non-profit teams, organizations, and teams benefit from everyone having a high level of self-awareness based on their unique giftedness. It is the time we start to focus on what is right about people and less about what is wrong with them?
There are so many reasons why we think strengths finder training and team building can help any team, but here are our top five.
Everybody gets along better when everybody knows their own strengths and the strengths of their teammates.
All teams have a better chance of success if their members can increase their engagement or buy-in. Strengths based organizational consulting can help people be more self-aware and engaged.
Managers and Leaders who know their team’s strengths are more likely to position people in areas where they can be most successful. They have a distinct advantage over those managers and leaders who do not.
If team members are placed in their peak area of strength, they will feel more empowered as they have a greater chance of success. Their ability to trust their manager or leader will only increase.
Team chemistry is a much sought after and elusive proposition. After a decade of working in the field – strengthsfinder training certification extremely helps develop team chemistry.
Different ways of using strengths
Working with the team at, whether they knew it or not, they were a lab for me – what would work with strengths and teams in the athletic world, what would not. The best part about having a lab was we tried lots of ways of improving team chemistry and cohesion.
We definitely recall our setter being strong in the theme of self-assurance – she cherished compliments but did not need them to function. Our coach who was high in positivity and woo loved getting complimented and giving compliments. Two successful players motivated very differently based on their strengths.