Monday, April 19, 2010

Playing to your Strengths


As a team at Engage City Church we're committed to working to our strengths. I've personally found the book "Now Discover Your Strengths" by Tom Rath extremely helpful both personally and as I seek to equip and lead the Engage Team.
It's amazing that in a recent Gallup poll of over 1000 people it was found that among those who "strongly disagreed" or "disagreed" with the statement "At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best everyday" NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON was emotionally engaged on the job! Rath goes on to point out that:
"In stark contrast, our studies indicate that people who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report an excellent quality of life in general."
Makes it clear that as a leader I need to be ensuring that my team is equipped and working in the area of their strengths.
Not surprising that God told his church a long time ago that we need each others unique gifts to be truly mature. Ephesians 4:7-13.

3 comments:

MichellSommerville0202 said...
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Dana Dee said...

I took this "test" several years ago. It was quite enlightening! I would recommend taking the test to...just about everyone I know. But then...I enjoy taking these types of things :)
My Strengths are:

Intellection
Strategic
Responsibility
Learner
Individualization

Will and Nerida said...

Dana, I'm excited to see your strengths! It is a privilege to serve with you on the Engage City Church team.