Lead Through Strengths
Engage Employees Through Strengths - With Grace Laconte

From Grace, you’ll learn:


  • Knowing You’re In Your Strengths Zone.
    What it’s like when you feel the “high” of using your natural talents and getting a literal paycheck to show you that you’re moving in the right direction.
  • When Your Strengths Are Opposite Of Someone Else’s.
    What to do when you have a talent of sparking ideas and projects, yet your constant ideas and activation of new projects drives your team crazy. In her case, she realized that her employees needed things she wouldn’t naturally bring. She gives great examples of how she listened deeply to understand what her employees needed.
  • Noticing Other People’s Strengths At Work.
    How to notice other people’s needs, even when you don’t consider yourself a great relator.
  • Full Openness Between Employee And Manager.
    Whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing to talk about other job opportunities with your current employees.
  • When People Are Grumbling About Work.
    How to consider what you could do differently on the team to impact this phenomenon.
  • Engagement Driving Turnover.
    Why turnover happens at a high % and great expense—and how your employee retention practices may not be getting the results you want. Grace shared this study that shows how people leave for reasons very different from what execs believe.

In this study, it showed that people leave because of:

  • Relationships — With supervisor and among colleagues
  • Staffing — Under staffing, disorganized processes, and inequitable assignments
  • Personal Reasons — Lack of recognition and respect, burnout, unreasonable job demands, and limited promotional opportunities

Grace shared her Top Five StrengthsFinder Talent Themes: Focus, Activator, Ideation, Input, Futuristic. If you want to explore your Clifton StrengthsFinder Talent Themes, you should check out the show called Theme Addicts. Grace is a co-host on that show.


You can also find Grace on her company website, on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Direct download: 021-Grace-Laconte.mp3
Category:careers -- posted at: 4:57pm CDT