Ask me to assemble a piece of furniture by following, letter by letter, instructions in a 30 page manual? Torture! Depend on me to keep your company in business by selling enough widgets? You and everyone you work with will be eating Ramen noodles for dinner.
ask me to gather input by reading, watching, interviewing, or collecting information, so I may turn what I've found into creative ideas, develop a focused strategy for presenting new topics each week, and deliver them to a thriving blog community? What an achievement!
Sign me up now.
The beauty of StrengthsQuest is now I know why I derive so much pleasure from participating in Highlowaha. My signature themes are:
Welcome to Week I of Highlowaha's StrengthsQuest Saturday's. Each Saturday for the month of August, readers will gather at Highlowaha to share what we've learned; reflect on how we see it applying to all facets of our life; swap ideas and tips; and discuss how, when applied, the principles of StrengthsQuest can actually improve our performance.
This is only our second attempt at a Book Club gathering and I have high hopes for the outcome. I'll be happy if participants hear something new, better understand something old, or feel compelled to try something different.
To assist in our learning , I have asked three experienced StrenghtsQuest users and trainers to weigh in. Jessica B., Melissa M., and Marcy H., have each agreed to visit our community at least once each weekend. They will read what we've posted, make suggestions and points of clarification, and ask thoughtful questions when appropriate. These next few weeks will be like all of our most meaningful learning experiences. The more we put into it, the more we will get out of it. I will introduce you to them in a little more depth next week. For this week, trust me when I tell you they are no slouches!
We will start off today by asking each person to share his/her signature themes and to tell us your first reaction. Did the descriptors seem accurate? Were you surprised? Go one step further and share an example of how you see yourself using one of your strengths.
Don't have your book yet, but don't want to miss out on the fun? Have no fear. You can pick a book up at any bookstore (not used), use the code in the back of the book to take the on-line survey, get your results immediately, and be back here before dinner.
Hurry up. We want your company.
Signing off until Monday...