any strengths-based churches out there?
StrengthsFinder is my favorite personal assessment test. It was the first one that I’d taken that gave me a better sense of the unconventional me. My top 5 talent themes are: ideation, input, strategic, adaptability, woo.
I’ve heard there are organizations and churches that have developed their whole corporate culture around the StrengthsFinder themes. It’s called a Strengths-Based Culture, and staff are placed in positions where they can best use their strengths to succeed. Or, as the Gallup website says it, “Our goal as an employer is to align our associates with a role that maximizes their potential and allows them to do what they do best every day.”
The 2 churches I’ve heard that have a Strengths-Based Culture are Mosaic (Los Angeles) and ROCKharbor (Costa Mesa). Vineyard Church of Waterville has kind of a strengths-based approach [ht: Marc Pitman.]
Do you know of any other strengths-based churches?
Aside: New Book Destroys the Myth of the Well-Rounded Leader announced Strengths Based Leadership, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, releasing this week. What they found:
- What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths — and can call on the right strength at the right time.
- The most effective leaders are always investing in strengths.
- The most effective leaders surround themselves with the right people and then maximize their team.
- The most effective leaders understand their followers’ needs.