Strengths Based Leadership

The Strengths I Have to Lead

My StrengthsFinder results indicate that my five best strengths are:

Executing- Responsibility
Influencing- Maximizer, Communication
Relationship Builder- Relator
Strategic Thinking- Strategic

What Does This Mean About Me?


  • Enjoy reading and collecting new information from a variety of sources
  • Expect to be held accountable for my productivity, profit, behavior, comments, and actions
  • Give my approval to all kinds of individuals regardless of their age, nationality, income, job, education, religion, handicaps, or appearance
  • Feel very good about myself and life in general when I keep the promises I have made to myself and others
Possible Teacher Leader Applications: Take charge of collecting information for a project, new teaching strategy; Keep meetings, PLCs on-track and focused; teach ELL, Special Ed, low SES students; lead ice breakers at staff development meetings


  • Accept human beings just as they are
  • Believe excellent outcomes are produced by people who have ample opportunities each day to do what they do well
  • Customarily introduce myself to newcomers or outsiders- experience has taught me the importance of building a large network of acquaintances
  • Accomplish more when I continually practice doing what I already do quite well, however I enjoy opportunities to practice using my talents in new and different ways
Possible Teacher Leader Applications: New teacher mentor; cooperating teacher; presenter; interviewer


  • Drawn to discussing issues and ideas with others
  • Avoid or excuse myself from situations where one person monopolizes the conversation
  • Attract listeners with my stories, presentations, lectures, or speeches
  • Routinely seek opportunities to talk about what I think, feel, or have experienced
  • Naturally open and honest about who I am, what I have done, what I can do, and what I cannot do
  • Reveal my strengths and limitations. I am forthright and plainspoken. I often state what is on my mind
  • People generally seek my company and want to work with me. Many are impelled to move into action by my words and examples.
Possible Teacher Leader Applications: Facilitate staff conversations; lead a book study; co-teach; be a student coach


  • Initiate small talk with newcomers or outsiders
  • Make people comfortable in an unfamiliar setting with unfamiliar people
  • Enjoy when people ask for or request my views about various topics, proposals, or plans
  • Feel life is best when I am truthful about my talents, skills, education, successes, experiences, or background
  • Bond with and work well with people who tell me what they want to accomplish in life
Possible Teacher Leader Applications: New teacher mentor; coach; counselor


  • Identify specific types of obstacles, difficulties, or dilemmas
  • Formulate answers before my teammates or coworkers understand the question
  • Generate numerous ideas before sorting to the one that makes the most sense in a particular situation
  • Appreciate straightforward, plainspoken, and concise conversations
  • Recognize answers or solutions as they evolve naturally and respond to questions others refuse to consider
Possible Teacher Leader Applications: BLT Committee; Problem Solving Committee; Instructional Coach

Why are you teaching the world?

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

By combining and capitalizing on our strengths, WE Can be Awesome!!!!!