- Gallup Called to Coach Webcast Series
- Season 2, Episode 13
- Learn how teams can improve their performance as individual members capitalize on their strengths, and as they put their talents together to achieve excellence.
On a recent Called to Coach: Southeast Asia Edition, we spoke with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Chandru Pingali. Chandru started I-Cube Consortium Ltd. to enable companies in Asia and Africa to achieve scale and growth through strategic and executive leadership.
When Chandru first discovered his Top 5 strengths, he immediately recognized that they described him perfectly. He now tries to spread strengths everywhere he goes and to everyone he works with. When working with new teams who haven't taken the CliftonStrengths assessment, he makes sure the whole team discovers their strengths. He then meets with the group as a team to determine who can capitalize on their strengths to improve team performance.
He also discussed how people with certain strengths are a better fit for different positions. For example, he says his most successful recruiters are those who have Individualization in their Top 5 strengths, because they can quickly spot the talents and potential in prospective employees.
Chandru noted that occasionally an individual might not have the strengths typically suited for a particular job. This is when teams need to put their strengths together so they can achieve something that an individual might not be able to on his or her own.
To learn more about Chandru and his coaching experiences and expertise, watch the full video above.
Chandru Pingali's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Ideation, Arranger, Focus, Achiever and Relator.