SEA Session on Strengths-based Team Formation

SEA Session Highlights on Team Formation based on Individual Strengths with Kathleen Socolofsky - Assistant Vice Chancellor, Director, UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden

"Strengths lead to Engagement lead to Productivity."

Most workplace management focuses on year-end reviews and pointing out employees’ faults. Gallup’s StrengthsFinder is based on positive psychology and allows people to work together and be engaged in the workplace. Engagement increases productivity 200%.

Great managers let employees do what they do best. Strengths can change depending on where you are in life.

Recommended Resources:

  • Book: First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

  • Book: Now! Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

  • Book: Strengths Based Leadership, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

  • YouTube: Gallup-themed program “Called to Coach”, Thursdays. Episode – Mary Sue Ingraham of Strengths Ignition.

Key Takeaways:

  • Give thought to how you want to build your team.
  • Think through complementary partners you need and what you have to offer.

  • Look for different domain strengths.