ATLC #11 – Review your strengths


For today, just read and review the DFQ comments left by other leadership trainees for the past week.


DFQ #11: Read and review these DFQ comments for Lessons 6 to 10:

DFQ#06 –>
DFQ#07 –
DFQ#08 –
DFQ#09 –
DFQ#10 –


COMMENT: Having reviewed last week what is the most interesting thing you got from the week’s training on ‘strengths’:

290 thoughts on “ATLC #11 – Review your strengths

  1. It is interesting that goals can be accomplished using so many different strengths. It is using the strength that is needed. Not just recognizing but using it. Be what we know we need or want to be. Be open to new strength and ready to move forward and lead those around us.

  2. I find focussing on positives amazing, it changes my outlook. It is new territory and has been making a huge difference in my outlook and success in meetings.

  3. That I should be more conscious of my strengths, both big and little, and then consciously work to improve them.

  4. The most important thing I learnt was to focus more on my strengths and work to improve them instead of focusing on my weaknesses..

  5. Everybody has their own strengths, obviously there was no mention of weaknesses but we also do have different weaknesses.

    The most interesting thing I gathered is all the different ways to improve your strength or more importantly ways to asses and tips to improve.

  6. I really feel good and empowered about my strengths. The idea has occurred to me that if a weakness proves to be a real stumbling block that I can use some of my strengths to imrove on it.

  7. The most interesting thing i read was the choices that i didn’t make a connection to and reading how these choices played a part in peoples lives. It made me question myself about would we make different choices if we are born into other cultures? I ask this as with the level of diversity in our population today, does this drive how we were taught to be leaders and the way in which we think? Some of the responses have a very manager feel to them while others have a more personal approach. One of the regular responses I get from my jobs outside the Defence Force is, leadership works because your told to follow orders. While this is true to a very small extent, the day to day running is the same as what the rest of us experience. One of the biggest observations over the last few yearsI is how focussed Managers are on their own outcomes and career progression, that they miss the opportunity to achieve success through involving the team in the journey.

    The last interesting thing I saw was the people that choose citizenship. This brings a different depth of thinking that again I would not have thought of.

  8. The most interesting part of last weeks training for me was acknowledging building on strengths instead of trying to improve weaknesses can be a more productive use of time.

    We all have strengths and weaknesses and I need to accept I cannot do or know everything.

  9. ..that these are many different facets to leadership. Gratitude, Honesty, Humility etc are all different but are all vital in varying degrees.

  10. Two things that I have learnt from the last week:
    – I enjoy spending time working on my weaknesses more than I do my strengths
    – I probably under utilise my strengths as I don’t focus on them

  11. I have tried to play to my strengths this week after completing the last few has worked well and because I have been made aware of this I will continue to use this approach.

  12. That identifying what you may be good can be difficult. I have always been taught in the past to look for what I am not so good at. It is also very beneficial to share these strengths with others. And get them to share their strengths with you. 360 deg feedback is very important.

  13. I think the most interesting thing I got out of this weeks training is that even though certain things are strengths, they can still be refined & improved. We tend to try to improve things we aren’t good at and just leave our strengths to be what they are. I think by trying to improve these strengths we can get even better at them and get more out of them quicker than if we try to improve on certain weaknesses.

    For example. There is no point of Courtney Walsh working on his batting as he is a crab. He might as well just be the best possible bowler he could be! And a damn fine one he was!

  14. Review all my strengths and move forward with the ideas I have come up with over the last questions and see if I can put a few into action .

  15. It is very interesting to see that everbody is different ,and that we all have different strengths. That is why I think that my organisation is such a positive enjoyable place to work as collectively with all these different strengths we are enriched on a daily basis- more than we may realise at times.

  16. One of our biggest strengths needs to be being able to look at our strengths and realise that there are ways to improve of those strengths and make them even stronger.
    CVS – BVS.

  17. leveraging strengths utilises encrypted thought patterns and leads to outcomes which in turn releases happy neuron transmitters assisting us to be more productive and open to conscious thought.

  18. Being able to recognise your own strengths and building on them will help to improve productive thought and outcomes

  19. I have learned that the daily self-reflection I do regarding my strengths and weaknesses has been leading me down the correct path.

  20. Re focusing on your strengths can change your frame of mind and move you towards a happier state. It’s a wonderful mind shift.

  21. Positive feeling in the store, had a breakthrough with a customer and have an appointment with them tomorrow. Staff are performing well and have been acknowledged today. Daily Huddles and discussion help inspire us for the day ahead.

  22. Working on our strengths is a great confidence builder, it’s good to back to when you’re getting a bit demoralized.

  23. Having reviewed past comments, it shows me that we all have different strengths and different ways to enhance them. This is good for Reece as there are so many good people with diverse backgrounds and skills to continually help build the brand.

  24. Continuing to be open minded and taking in other peoples views to determine the best way to handle situations.

  25. People have interesting stories and ideas relating to their strengths. We should try and utilise those strengths as much as possible.

  26. Different people have different strengths. It is better to look for other peoples’ strengths before trying to look for and remedy peoples’ weaknesses.

    Often people do the opposite and look for weaknesses first. This could be because we are conditioned with doing things “right”. It is also easier to focus on errors. Looking for strengths forces you to make the effort to get to know the person before judging them.

  27. Everyone has different strength and weaknesses. Everyone has something interesting to contribute. Success is going beyond your limitations. Often, we get stuck in our current view of the situation. We don’t see the better view of the situation.
    Our strength comes from discovering what we are good at and doing more of it. They key to happiness is finding our strengths and focusing on them. By practicing daily on our strength, we go beyond our limitations. To achieve extraordinary results, do ordinary things extremely well.

  28. Our strengths can be our weaknesses too. It all depends on the appropriateness of the application of the strength to the circumstances of time and space.

  29. My responding to the last 5 DFQs made me dig more deeply into my life experiences; I found that throughout my life i had applied these strengths which I have just figured out, and these were the same strengths that gave me the confidence to pursue the riskier path of becoming a programme manager working under a lot of stress in areas of conflict.

  30. Review of strengths makes me feel confident and also humbled. I am good at lots of things but not all and therefore its important to stay anchored on your strengths and always remember different people have different strengths and thats what makes life interesting ..

  31. The diversity of strengths is amazing. Not just how many there are but the combination in each of the programme’s attendees.

    It’s clear that discovering one’s strengths early on is crucial to a better future where the individual can contribute, strive and change the world in his own way. It’s something we need to teach early on and refine constantly throughout life.

  32. Is it human nature to focus on weaknesses or is it a learned behaviour? I found it interesting that flipping the switch from evaluating weaknesses to strengths was a far more positive experience. I am guilty of berating myself for weaknesses far more than respecting my strengths. This week I noticed more energy and less negative self talk when evaluating strengths.

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