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293: Leverage StrengthsFinder / CliftonStrengths, with Lisa Cummings

By Dave Stachowiak

Lisa Cummings: Lead Through Strengths Lisa Cummings is the CEO of Lead Through Strengths. She’s also the host of the podcast by the same name. Key Points Understanding another person’s strengths can help you work better with them. CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) conversations should not just happen one day a year, they should be discussed and thought about often. Ask employees, “How did you use your strengths yesterday?” Think of a CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) session as a starting point for an ongoing conversation, not just a one-time event. Partner with people who are strong where you’re weak. Resources Mentioned Lead Through Strengths podcast Lead Through Strengths website resources CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) assessment StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath* Soar with Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at Coaching for Leaders Academy Applications Close Today Interested in being considered for the Coaching for Leaders Academy? Applications close today, Monday, April 17th. Visit for details and to apply. Related Episodes CFL89: The Value of the StrengthsFinder Assessment CFL90: How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results CFL259: How to Figure Out Your Career Next Episode On the next episode I welcome Chris McChesney to the show. He’s the co-author of the bestselling book The 4 Disciplines of Execution*.

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