- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 2, Episode 30
- Learn how a university professor uses a curriculum infused with CliftonStrengths and Builder Profile 10 to help his students discover their talents.
On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Dr. Tim O. Peterson, Professor of Management and Associate Dean of North Dakota State University's College of Business.
Dr. Peterson first discovered his strengths 15 years ago when he read First, Break All the Rules. Having been enlightened by what the book had taught him, he told his business students to return their textbooks because they were going to use this book instead. He says that, although his students were a bit puzzled by the move, he knew it was important that they learn the concept of hiring for talent and aligning that talent to business outcomes.
In 2001, Dr. Peterson started teaching strengths with MBA students. He wanted to help them understand the value of their strengths and how to maximize their talents in their careers and postgraduate lives.
As an early adopter of the Builder Profile 10 (BP10), formerly Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder and EP10, Dr. Peterson recognized that he had a responsibility, given his professional position, to teach college students the benefits of discovering their innate entrepreneurial talents. Entrepreneurs create jobs, and his goal is to light an entrepreneurial spark in some of his students to see that job creation continues to grow.
To hear more about Dr. Peterson and how he teaches with strengths and uses BP10 in his curriculum, watch the full video above and the short video below.
Dr. Tim Peterson's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Activator, Focus, Futuristic, Learner and Command.