People exceptionally talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
Adjectives that describe you include: perceptive, counterintuitive, experienced, interrogative, insightful, and reflectiv.
You look back. You look back because that is where the answers lie. You look back to understand the present. From your vantage point the present is unstable, a confusing clamor of competing voices. It is only by casting your mind back to an earlier time, a time when the plans were being drawn up, that the present regains its stability. The earlier time was a simpler time. It was a time of blueprints. As you look back, you begin to see these blueprints emerge. You realize what the initial intentions were. These blueprints or intentions have since become so embellished that they are almost unrecognizable, but now this Context theme reveals them again. This understanding brings you confidence. No longer disoriented, you make better decisions because you sense the underlying structure. You become a better partner because you understand how your colleagues came to be who they are. And counterintuitively you become wiser about the future because you saw its seeds being sown in the past. Faced with new people and new situations, it will take you a little time to orient yourself, but you must give yourself this time. You must discipline yourself to ask the questions and allow the blueprints to emerge because no matter what the situation, if you haven’t seen the blueprints, you will have less confidence in your decisions.
Your Strengths Report
Seassosn 1 : Name Your Strengths
What are your strengths? The goal is to help you understand and love each of your top strengths. Start a lifelong journey of strengths discovery and development. Each Strengths Theme brings its own unique qualities in how it is revealed in real life experiences.
Season 2: Claim Your Strengths
How are your strengths uniquely yours? The goal is to help you own and claim the uniqueness of your Strengths. This is revealed in the theme dynamics and how your strengths interact and intersect. As you invest in this understanding you appreciate and communicate your Strengths to others.
Season 3: Lead With Your Strengths
You are a leader. Strengths-Based Leadership hinges on being true to yourself. Through interviews with successful leaders, you will tap into the many unique ways of being successful. There isn’t a set profile of a successful leader, but the way that the Themes are constructed help influence the work that you do as a leader.
Season 4: Aim Your Strengths
How do you succeed in using your Strengths? It is not enough that you can name or even own your Strengths. The focus is on performance and how you use your Strengths in real life situations. With suggestions and actions, you can focus and aim your Strengths for the highest impact and growth.
With his Mastery blogs Albert Winseman, D.Min seeks to help you understand your strengths by using comparisons, contrast, similarities and differences between different strengths themes.
On the Shadow Side
God created Strengths. The devil can tempt you by the overuse or over-reliance on your strength. This is the shadow side of strengths. With this you may face some risks or temptations. Examples:
- You not only get excited in the past; you get stuck there
- You overexplain things and give way more backstory than is needed
- You grow frustrated and dismissive of people who don’t know as much as you
- You trust your version of the past too much
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- Join The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community
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