Strengths-Based Leadership

Registration from 9.15am


What is the course about?

The most effective people know their talents and are always investing in strengths.
A Talent is a natural ability to think, to act, to react in a certain way. We are all born with different attributes that develop into talents during our childhood but few of us really know what these are or how to hone them into strengths.

CliftonStrengths® is the most popular online talent assessment and has now been completed by over 17 million people around the world. CliftonStrengths® identifies an individuals’ top talents based from a group of 34 themes.

People who master their Top 5 talents are 6 times more likely than others to be more involved in their work. People who have the opportunity to use their talents every day in their work are on average 7.8% more productive.

When leaders focus on and invest in the strengths of their team members, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold. Using the CliftonStrengths® Profiling Tool and the Strengths-Based Leadership framework, this course will empower every tier of leadership to effectively engage themselves and their team members.

Why Should I Attend?

Gallup recently conducted global research on companies that have implemented strengths-based management practices and found that 90% of the groups studied had performance increases at or above the following ranges:

• 10% to 19% increase in sales
• 14% to 29% increase in profit
• 3% to 7% higher customer engagement
• 6% to 16% lower turnover (low-turnover organizations)
• 26% to 72% lower turnover (high-turnover organizations)
• 9% to 15% increase in engaged employees
• 22% to 59% fewer safety incidents

Who should attend this course?

Our workshop is aimed primarily at those who are responsible for managing and leading teams in the technology sector. The course will be beneficial to both existing managers and those who are transitioning or interested in moving into a leadership and management role. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and how to use them to be more effective in the work-place.

Who is the course leader?

For the past twenty years Kevin Thiele has been building, managing and leading teams in the technology sector for companies such as LG, Blue Coat, SonicWALL and Symantec.

When he started his management career there was no reliable method of identifying individual strengths so coaching was more or less a matter of trial and error often with disappointing results. Happily, science has now come to the rescue in the form of the CliftonStrengths® psychometric assessment which enables leaders to value the different strengths of all of their team members.

Inspired by his own experience of taking CliftonStrengths® Kevin established Sales Code in 2017 to provide strengths-based coaching to leaders and managers in the technology sector.

As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Kevin now uses his signature talent themes of Command, Communication, Achiever, Self-Assurance and Competition to help people put their thoughts and feelings into words and thereby achieve a deeper understanding of who they really are.

Kevin was born in London and loves walking around the city streets on his days off admiring the architecture and learning about the history of our capital city, he might even pop into a pub for the occasional pint of London Pride. He is also a movie buff who enjoys nothing more than relaxing in his local cinema watching the latest release from Hollywood.

What is the course agenda?

Coffee and Registration from 9.00am
Introduction and course outline from 9.30am
The work-shop runs from 09:30 to 17:30

During the work-shop you will learn how to:

  • Understand the Strengths-based Leadership® philosophy
  • Embrace your full 34 StrengthsFinder profile
  • Understand what your unique leadership style
  • Discover your greatest value-add as well as your blind spots
  • Enhance your work performance through leveraging your strengths
  • Strengthen relationships at work and at home
  • Boost your level of professional fulfilment using the strengths paradigm
  • Create a positive working culture in your office
  • Learn to create a strengths-based high-performance team culture

All attendees must complete the CliftonStrengths® talent assessment (a free code for which will be emailed to them upon registration) 3 days before arriving for the course.

You will be expected to share your results with the other course delegates to practise the strengths-based coaching methodology.

Attendees will receive a full Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment report which
will be theirs to keep.

Attendees will receive a copy of the best-selling book Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow: A Landmark Study of Great Leaders, Teams, and the
Reasons Why We Follow

What is the cost?

techUK member- £395 + VAT

Non techUK member- £595 + VAT


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