Monday, December 22, 2014

Strength Metaphors

How you view and use each of your strengths is unique to you.  Each of your strengths will evoke different ideas, images, and sounds.

Think about one of your strengths.  If you had to describe it, what words come to mind?  Using these prompts, identify some metaphors for each of your top five strengths.

Looks like:
Smells like:
Sounds like:
How does it feel?

We asked ourselves these questions at a recent staff development day and actually utilized a few markers and cardstock to highlight our learning:

Consider this fun activity with a group of mentors or with your mentee.  These metaphors are cues to think about when you want to call on a particular strength.

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