People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
Adjectives that describe you include: studious, assimilative, energetic, inquisitive, and motivated.
You love to learn. The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences, but whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for you. You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first few facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered—this is the process that entices you. Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences—yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes. It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one. This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert, or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. The outcome of the learning is less significant than the “getting there.”
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’re a know-it-all
- You can talk the talk but don’t walk the walk
- All your learning doesn’t translate into getting things done
- Always a student but afraid of being the teacher
Helpful links and Learning Tools
- Get a gift copy of the Strengths Workshop book
- Learn how this Strengths relates to your Four Domain of Strengths
- Get your Talent Image Card. Free
- Join Gallup Called to Coach Facebook group
- Join StrengthFinder LinkedIn Group
- Join The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community
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