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“[T]here is one quality that sets truly great managers apart from the rest: They discover what is unique about each person and then capitalize on it.”

– Marcus Buckingham

Studies show that only 32% of professionals use their strengths most of the time at work and only one in three can name his or her strengths.
But those who use their strengths are six times more engaged in their jobs.

DISCOVERING YOUR OWN STRENGTHS MEANS

  • recognizing your areas of excellence and vulnerability
  • knowing yourself to better align your strengths with team goals
  • identifying strategies and the means to make the most of your potential
  • acknowledging team and individual strengths to leverage performance
  • discovering similarities or complementarities to build synergy
  • implementing tools to better communicate and cooperate with others

Tools and Approaches

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STRENGTHSFINDER®

Created by the multinational firm Gallup, the Strengthsbased Leadership approach leads to a better understanding of strength, which is defined as as “a natural, innate way of thinking, acting or establishing contact with others.” As such, our strengths are a combination of our assets, our knowledge, our past experiences and our skills.

The Strengthsfinder questionnaire highlights everyone’s strengths and suggests avenues to advance individual and collective potential. This approach is based on 30 years of research by Donald Clifton, Ph.D., the “grandfather of positive psychology,” as well as the writings of Tom Rath and Barry Conchie (2008) in their books Strengths-based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow and Strengthsfinder 2.0. More than 15 million people have completed the StrengthsFinder questionnaire in over 40 countries around the world.

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MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR® (MBTI®)

Have you ever wondered why it’s easier to communicate and work with certain people? Why some events are stressful, but others are stimulating? Why do we make decisions differently? The MBTI makes it possible to understand and accept individual differences and capitalize on them to enhance communications and work together more effectively and positively. 

The MBTI, developed over 50 years of research, is a preference indicator, not a test. It doesn’t measure skills: it organizes preferences into 16 major profile categories. The MBTI approach yields practical results that can be adapted to professional life. More than two million people complete it every year!

The MBTI enhances understanding of four major psychological functions:
  • Extraversion and introversion: where do you get your energy from?
  • Sensing and intuition: how do you gather information?
  • Thinking and feeling: how do you make decisions?
  • Judging and perception: how do you structure your environment?
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What are the advantages of knowing your MBTI type?
  • Provides a clearer perception of yourself and others
  • Provides an opportunity to discuss how we communicate and cooperate and what we like
  • Makes it possible to understand difficult situations and to reduce their occurrence
  • Helps you appreciate your personal style, your ability to recognize your strengths in a work situation and to identify where you can improve

COACHING FOR EMERGING OR SENIOR LEADERS

Sabourin Consult Group Inc. and its network of partners offer made-to-measure support services for emerging or senior leaders who want maximize their potential and find ways to achieve their goals.

All too often, our innate talents are either underused or unknown, leading to demotivation at work. We spend more time worrying about our weaknesses than on building our strengths. We tend to focus on our weaknesses and take our strengths for granted, so we don’t learn how to recognize, develop and make the most of our natural assets. Paradoxically, our strengths are the source of our maximum performance.

It’s time to make a change in our work culture, especially since many workplace surveys indicate that organizations can significantly enhance performance by harnessing untapped potential.

Let us help you make full use of your talents.