Do you behave dictatorially or collaboratively? Give advice or enable others to discover? Exert expertise or treat everyone as equals?

While effective coaching from managers increases employee engagement and commitment, coaching others does not always come naturally.

Improved collaborative listening skills and balancing advice versus discovering solutions together benefit employee engagement and the overall health of the organization.

Wise words from two of the world’s leadership development experts.

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing – Jack Zenger, and Joseph Folkman – Harvard Business Review.

Had your coffee yet? You may not need it after the jolt from this study. 

Unhappy Employees Outnumber Happy Ones by Two to One Worldwide

Still too sleepy to click? Ok, go fire up the Keurig. We’ve got this.

–only 13% of worldwide workers feel engaged in their jobs. Ouch.

–63% are “not engaged” in their work. Clock in, clock out, assemble 99 widgets, punch psychological time card, get pay check, repeat. Ouch, Part II.

–Even more alarming: Combine the 63% “not engaged” and the 24% “actively disengaged” (i.e., you loathe your job) and the percentage of worldwide employees not engaged in their work is 87%.

For 87% of workers in the world, work is more a source of frustration than fulfillment!

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Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0—The What, Why and How

What was the last project you enjoyed so much that you lost track of time completing it?

Did the final result thrill and impress your co-workers, your boss and maybe even yourself? 

If you answered “yes” to these two questions, there is a good chance you were using one or more of your natural talents.

Here is why that’s important.

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Welcome To StrengthsLauncher

Welcome to StrengthsLauncher!

Life is short and you are unique.

To all those seeking to get the most out of your natural talents, welcome. We hope you find this blog informative, inspiring and perspective-changing.

We live and breathe to help you discover, grow and focus your natural talents to achieve your goals.

Please let us know how we can help you at hello@strengthslauncher.com!

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