In our work with strengths, we have come to find that a key component of great self exploration discussion resides in great questions. This strengths activity encompasses 5 meaningful questions for you and your mentee to reflect upon. These questions not only point us to our most natural talents, they also work to cultivate gratitude, hopefulness, and engagement for all who ponder them. Explore these questions with one another, and name your top 3 or 5 strengths as they arise in your responses. Questions for True Self: Where are you most at ease? What makes you come alive? What is possible for you? Who do you want to be? What is necessary? You can find this activity on our strengths drop box HERE . If you and your mentee try out this activity, let us know how it goes!
With Holiday celebrations on the horizon, today's featured strengths activity centers on gifts. The most memorable gifts one gives and receives can often be an indicator of our natural talents. In the 2017 holiday edition of Genn and Mille, Ally and Tess discussed this question together, sharing about their favorite gifts. You can watch/listen to the episode by clicking HERE. Ally's favorite gift of a filing cabinet was a strong indicator of her #1 Input talent. Tess' favorite gift of a desk was an indicator of her #4 theme of Learner. Next time you meet with your mentee, ask them about the best gift they have ever received. Spot their top 3 or 5 in their response. Then, ask them about the best gift (or an act of kindness) they have ever given to another and strengths spot their response. Then, be willing to do the same: offer your favorite gift received and given then strengths spot the results. My Favorite Gifts: What is the best gift you have ever receiv