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My Strengths

I TAKE A STRENGTHS BASED APPROACH

A strengths-based approach believes that focusing on using abilities to their full potential to increase productivity, workplace happiness, and help support our areas for growth. I employ a growth mindset in my work -- continuously looking for ways to learn and improve -- but also recognize the value of levering strengths to find meaning and community within our work. I also am a proponent for incorporating strengths that are not traditionally perceived as 'workplace' skills to foster more efficient, resilient, and innovative organizations.

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HONESTY

Courage

Speaking the truth and acting sincere; taking responsibility for one's actions and feelings

PERSPECTIVE

Wisdom

Providing different outlooks; ability to make meaning in various ways; providing counsel to others

LEADERSHIP

Justice

Encouraging and supporting others; organizing group endeavors and following through on innitiatives

FAIRNESS

Justice

Treating all equitably and not letting personal beliefs influence greater decisions; giving a fair chance to everyone

HOPE

Expecting the best in the future and others; working to achieve the best outcome

Transcendence

Liz's Character Strengths

The VIA Character Strengths Assessment highlights an individual's top character values from 6 cross-cultural virtue groups: Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance, and Transcendence. All individuals possess all 24 values, rather the VIA Character Assessment ranks which ones an individual ranks highly.

Liz's Impact Strengths

The Reflected Best Self Exercise requests individuals in a person's network share examples of them at their best -- when they employed their strengths -- and what the impact (on coworkers, clients, the organization, or the world) of this individual was. Themes can be pulled from the collection of stories shared. The themes that emerged for Liz were Inquistitiveness, Generosity, Trustworthiness, Attention to Detail, and Dedication. Take a look and see for yourself below!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“[Liz's] desire to
make the most out of [her] role as a Hub Intern, were not purely about ambition, but about detecting issues and making the Hub a better and stronger organization; keeping our services and offerings student centered” 

—  Dayna Asante-Appiah,

U-M MSW Program Manager 

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