EP115: Leverage Your Strengths with Brandon Miller

I had a lot of fun talking with Brandon Miller about how to build on talents rather than focusing on weaknesses. 

Brandon is a Certified GALLUP Clifton Strengths Finder Coach and has coached hundreds of leaders to find and leverage their strengths for themselves and their teams. He is the CEO of 34 Strong, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to improving employee engagement. 

We summarize topics with 6 mantras that will help you to leverage your strengths and create more fun in your work and home environments:

Mantra #1:  When using psychometric tools to assess your team, use assessments that have high validity and reliability.

Mantra #2:  The Clifton Strengths Finder is a highly validated and reliable tool for understanding how the 34 possible strengths apply to you and your team members. Watch this video to learn more:

Mantra #3:  The Clifton Strengths fit into four domains
1) Relationship Building
2) Strategic
3) Execution, and
4) Influencing

Mantra #4: Understanding your strengths is about building self-awareness.

Mantra #5: Before having your team take an assessment tool, be sure to explain the why and the what (and the what NOT) of the process.

Mantra #6: Assessments such as the Clifton Strengths Finder are all about increasing employee engagement. Watch this video to learn more:

More about Brandon

Brandon Miller is one of the FIRST 7 Certified GALLUP Clifton Strengths Finder Coaches in the world. Over 15 years ago, he was a very early practitioner of Clifton StrengthsFinder using it as the Executive Leader for a non-profit organization. He has since coached hundreds of leaders to find and leverage their strengths for themselves and their teams. He is the CEO of 34 Strong, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to improving employee engagement. He has nearly 15 years of experience providing specialized leadership training, coaching, advising, and facilitating.

Brandon is also the Co-Founder of Incredible Family, a consulting agency that educates, empowers, and encourages working parents to take a strengths-based approach to parenting in order to unlock their best selves and raise strong, happy children and teens. He and his wife Analyn Miller are successful business owners, parents to seven children, and authors of “Play To Their Strengths” and “Incredible Parent”. Their latest book, “Incredible Parent”, released in January 2021, will leave readers with an innovative strengths-based intentional approach to child-raising that will make them more confident, aware, and energized as a parent, allowing the freedom to do what one does well and bring out the best in kids.

What is fun for Brandon Miller?

Spending time with kids!

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