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Leveraging Your Strengths Early in Your Career
Called to Coach

Leveraging Your Strengths Early in Your Career

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  • How can knowing your Top 5/Top 10 strengths inform your career choices?
  • How can you be more purposeful in using your strengths on the job?
  • What are some benefits of partnering with coworkers who have strengths you don't have?

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A strengths mindset is an invaluable asset to bring to your job and your career. If you've taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and know your Top 5 -- or, better yet, your Top 10 -- talent themes, you are poised to experience greater career success. But taking the assessment is one thing; digging deeper into understanding and developing your talents is another. Join Marketing Lead Reilly Wiley and Gallup Talent Development Specialist Branden Mills for practical ways you can increase your strengths mindset as you begin -- or continue -- your career.

You can never get tired of visiting, revisiting your reports, and specifically your CliftonStrengths 34 report. ... [And] bringing other people in to have a different lens on your strengths really helps as well.

Reilly Wiley, 11:37

Your dominant strengths go past your Top 5. ... So I would say, always revisit those action items past your Top 5 as well, and be intentional about developing those strengths past your Top 5.

Reilly Wiley, 12:52

Jim Collison 0:00
I am Jim Collison, and welcome to The CliftonStrengths Podcast. On this podcast, we'll be covering topics such as wellbeing, teamwork, professional development and more. Now enjoy this episode. This episode was previously recorded on LinkedIn live.

Meet Our Guest on This Episode

Branden Mills 0:18
Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining today. My name is Branden Mills, Talent Development Specialist here at Gallup. Today I have the pleasure of hosting today's session on How to Leverage Your Strengths Early in Your Career. I'm joined with the highly talented Reilly Wiley. Reilly Wiley, thank you for joining us today.

Reilly Wiley 0:36
Hi, I'm super excited to be here. Thanks for having me.

Branden Mills 0:39
Awesome. As we're waiting for a few people to join in, feel free to throw your Top 5 in the chat here and where you're located. I'd love to see where you guys are logging in from today. I'm also want to pose the question out there, this question being, What strength are you leaning into right now, and how? Reilly, I'd love to ask that question to you. What do you think? What strength are you leaning into right now, and how?

Reilly Wiley 1:01
Yeah, I think just with this new season of fall coming up, there's a lot of excitement, kind of a lot of change, a lot of creating travel plans and getting ready for upcoming work projects. I'm really leaning into my Arranger, I have Arranger -- it's my eighth strength. And I think the beauty of Arranger is I kind of love when I have a lot of plans and I have to fit in the puzzle of, When are we going to do this? Or when are we going to, like with travel plans, I'm like, when are we going to leave? How can I figure out like the perfect plan to make it, to make it awesome? And then with work, with a lot of projects coming up and new things releasing and launching, I just get really excited about where do they all fit in? And, and how can I be, use my time in the best way. So I'm really leaning into my Arranger right now.

Branden Mills 1:50
Awesome. This is, it's really, really interesting that you say Arranger as well. I would even have to piggyback off of that with a lot of the projects that we got going on right now too, I would say my Arranger is really top of mind. Trying to just like organize some things. So I definitely have to, you know, copy you on that one there.

Reilly Wiley 2:06
Where's your Arranger at?

Branden Mills 2:07
I would say my Arranger is probably sitting at like around 6 or 7. And with Arranger, you know, it's, it's great to just organize things and get things situated there. For those, I was just gonna say, for those who are just joining in, feel free to throw your Top 5 in the chat. I went ahead and asked Reilly the question, What strength are you leaning into right now, and how? For those who don't know me as well, my name is Branden Mills, Talent Development Specialist here. And here we are joined with Reilly. And feel free to throw in any of your location, of where you guys are located at today as well. Reilly, but before we go ahead and jump into today's session, how about you just tell us a little bit about yourself? You know, what is your Top 5? What is your current role? What do you actually do here at Gallup?

Reilly Wiley 2:55
Yeah, for sure. So, my name is Reilly Wiley, which some of you might think that's a pretty silly name; I married into it. So that is not what my parents named me. I always feel like I have to tell people that because it's just funny. But my Top 5 are Woo, Communication, Adaptability, Positivity and Developer. And then I also have Empathy and Harmony, Activator, Maximizer, Arranger in my Top 10. So I kind of like telling people the full picture, too, of, of who I am, because sometimes my Top 5, I'm like, I swear I have, I have a couple of Executing and, Executing and not as many Strategic Thinking. But my role here at Gallup, I do marketing. So normally, I'm actually behind the scenes doing what Jim Collison is doing right now: displaying the comments and planning out these LinkedIn Lives and content. And I help with kind of all of our marketing for CliftonStrengths and our Gallup at Work Summit, which is just the best -- I love it so much and am super grateful to be here at Gallup and get to use my strengths and be in kind of my, my dream role. So --

Branden Mills 4:08
And Reilly, you do a fantastic job of everything that you do as well. I know we partnered on a few projects when I first got to Gallup as well, and you're a fantastic partner -- I just want to throw that out there.

Reilly Wiley 4:18
Thank you. Love working with you too. Also, I am a remote worker in Denver, Colorado. So I think I just saw someone from Colorado Springs. So hello to everybody and shout-out to people that also work remotely.

CliftonStrengths and Your Career Choices

Branden Mills 4:32
Awesome. Awesome. So Reilly, let's go, let's go ahead and dive into it just a little bit here. So, you know, I love to ask the questions. And when thinking about your strengths, right, How have they really influenced your career choices in the role that you're in today?

Reilly Wiley 4:46
Yeah, my strengths have influenced kind of my choices in general throughout my life. So growing up, my parents really parented me through a strengths-based lens. So I feel like I've kind of always known what I'm good at, and they did a really good job of that strengths spotting and seeing things that I was naturally interested in and kind of encouraging me and pushing me to get involved in those things, because they knew I would be energized by it. And so when I was in college, I got involved in a lot of, in a lot of things, just getting to meet new people and interacting with people and building relationships using my Woo and Communication and Positivity and my Developer. And so that kind of really guided what major I chose in college. I love working with people. I love working with different groups of people and finding unique ways to work together.

Reilly Wiley 5:39
And so, in college, I just realized that I was really interested in social media marketing and kind of getting to work with adults. I started out as an elementary education major and realized I was really energized by working with, with older people and adults. And so that kind of changed the trajectory of my career. And then I was really energized by marketing, because it's constantly changing. So leaning into my Adaptability there, I love that there's always something new coming out with, with marketing and social media, and there's always something new to learn. And so I don't want to be doing the same exact thing every day. And marketing just kind of ended up being the perfect role for me.

Branden Mills 6:20
Awesome. And I heard you talk about a little bit too with, you said you were a strengths coach at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. What did that look like for you? Because, you know, some of the people who actually come here to Gallup, it may be their first time seeing strengths, but you actually had this background in strengths already. So what did that really look like, actually, before you got here, and then after you got here as well?

Reilly Wiley 6:39
Yeah, I was really, really lucky and had the privilege of being a student strengths coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where they have the CliftonStrengths Institute. So every student in the College of Business takes the CliftonStrengths assessment, and then gets assigned a student strengths coach, where you have two coaching sessions throughout the course of 8 weeks. And so I absolutely loved getting to do that, and coaching students on their strengths and having those many light bulb moments with them, where they, where they learn their strengths for the first time and realize, Oh, that's a natural talent of mine that not, not other, not many other people have. And so that's unique to them.

Reilly Wiley 7:18
And I think having that lens of meeting so many students and talking and having so many conversations with other people about their strengths gave me an appreciation for it, but also learning. And so when I started at Gallup, I already had this knowledge and this language of strengths. And so when I'd get put on new projects or, or meet new people, naturally, my first question is, what are your Top 5? And what are your strengths? And, you know, how can I be a good, a good partner to you? And so that, that really, really helped me early on in my, in my career, especially at Gallup, being a strengths-based organization.

Branden Mills 7:55
Awesome. Awesome. You know, it's great to see, too, that, you know, you, also you mentioned, like, you had this background in strengths as well and that your parents also raised you from, you know, this, this strengths-based lens. Do you say that, you think that had like an influence on a few of the things that you, you did, once you got into college and once you got here as well?

Reilly Wiley 8:14
Yeah, for sure. I think my parents, with the, just having that strengths lens and strengths spotting, a lot of our conversations around the dinner table were geared towards strengths. And when I said I was interested in something or they noticed I was naturally just good at something, they would encourage me more to get involved and to do that, and really hone in on that, instead of spreading myself thin, doing all of these different activities and maybe things that I wasn't super good at. But then I also think they, they challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone and pushed me to do things that maybe I wouldn't have done, but they knew that I would be a little bit more naturally good at them. So yeah, that, I'm really grateful for that. And that was super helpful for, yeah, just the trajectory of kind of my life and my career.

What Strengths Are You Leading With?

Branden Mills 9:04
I love that. I love that. You know, one of the things I wanted to see here as well as this, you know, what, what themes do you see yourself, you know, mostly leading with right now? What are the ones that you really kind of are just honing, honing in on, as of right now in this moment?

Reilly Wiley 9:20
Yeah, so I have really high Woo and Adaptability. And I think those strengths are, I'm just always using them. I think every day, I'm kind of always leaning into them because in my, in my role with marketing, things are always changing. And you have to be able to adapt to those changes to be effective at marketing. And so I'm always learning new things and kind of always keeping that mindset open of, of things will change and we need to be able to adapt to them. And sometimes you need to be able to adapt to them quickly too, to kind of stay on top of trends and make sure that you are staying relevant in the marketing world. So I would say I use that strength a lot.

Reilly Wiley 10:00
And then I use my Woo all the time. I really value building relationships with people. I also love, I just love meeting new people. I love having conversations with new people. Other people in the chat and that are watching this that have Woo can, can probably relate to this too. But when you're working on a new project with a group of people, you just really also want them to like you. You want them to enjoy working with you and feel like you're being a good partner to them, feel like you understand their needs. And, and I think -- I use that a lot when I'm, when I'm working with new groups of people. I just, I always want them to like me, and I want them to enjoy working with me and think that working with me makes their lives easier.

Branden Mills 10:46
Absolutely. And it's really cool that you say that about Woo, too. It's like, it's almost like this attraction, when it comes to people with Woo. It's like every single time I meet someone with Woo, it's like, I got to work with them. They're just like fantastic. They have this great --

Reilly Wiley 10:59
It's what we love to hear.

Branden Mills 11:00
Yeah, exactly. See, there's the Woo coming out right now. There's the Woo --

Reilly Wiley 11:03
Yes, love to hear that.

Using Your Strengths on the Job

Branden Mills 11:06
And I love how you use that intentionally when you're talking about your work as well. You know, another thing would be, you know, I guess what are some practical tips or ways that you can be intentional, attentional, about like using your strengths at work? How does that look like? Like, how can you help people understand on like, what your strengths are and how they can use those strengths to better themselves when working with their peers or other people around them?

Reilly Wiley 11:29
Yeah, for sure. I think for me, what I learned, leaning into my strengths, is that you can never, you can never get tired of visiting, revisiting your reports, and specifically your CliftonStrengths 34 report. I think sometimes when you view it one time, you're like, Oh, sweet, I, you know, I learned all that I could learn, but you always need to keep revisiting that report and going back to it. And I think sometimes, too, you don't want to get just so used to it. I think bringing other people in to have a different lens on your strengths really helps as well. So whether it's your spouse or partner, or your best friend, asking them to look at your report too and give you insights into, Oh, I really noticed this about you, or I've seen you doing this in this, this many different ways. I think that helps you get a good realization for strengths. So that's kind of a practical way.

Reilly Wiley 12:23
I also think just before you start your workday, think about, think about your strengths. Think about the projects that you're working on, whether it's that week or over the next month. And think about how you can be more intentional about applying the strengths that you have and even leaning into some of those strengths that are a little bit farther down than just your Top 5. I think some of us can get used to just using our Top 5, but we also have that full profile and, you know, your dominant strengths go past your Top 5. And so I think what I've learned, too, is revisiting those, because my like 6th and 7th, I sometimes see as my No. 1 strength. I'm like, Oh, I'm really leaning into that strength right now or in this certain situation. So I would say, always revisit those action items past your Top 5 as well, and be intentional about developing those strengths past your Top 5. Branden, do you have any practical tips?

Branden Mills 13:24
You know, practical tips for myself, I would say, you know, and it is great -- I actually had the chance to talk to Jim about this as well. When I think about it, I love to look at people who don't actually have those strengths that I have in my Top 10. And I love to lean on those people. Like, for example, I think I've said this before, but people with Maximizer, I just absolutely love people with Maximizer, because I don't have it, and it's pretty low for me. So whenever, you know, whenever I have projects that are, you know, top of mind, and I feel like there's an opportunity for it to be better before I actually put it out there. I lean into those people with Maximizer or people who really high, who are really high in Deliberative. Because my Deliberative is 34 as well. So those people really with, with, with those, those natural talents that I don't have, I love to lean into them and make sure that they can be my best partners and that we're really getting along with each other there. So --

Reilly Wiley 14:19
Yeah, I love that. And that makes me think of, too, I have -- so since I have high Adaptability (and this isn't obviously for everybody, but I have really low Futuristic). So sometimes it's not as energizing for me in my role because I'm, I'm always I always kind of have to be thinking about the future too, with certain campaigns and projects and timelines that are coming. And so I also like to lean on, on people with Futuristic to help me put myself 3 months ahead of time or even a year ahead of time, because that just does not come natural for me. It's really sometimes hard for me. And my sister, though, is the opposite. So she has really high Futuristic. And I think sometimes I, when I'm listening to her talk, she's always thinking about kind of 10 years into the future. And I'm like, How are you thinking about that right now? I'm, I'm thinking about today or tomorrow or this weekend.

Reilly Wiley 15:10
And so yeah, it's also important to have those strong partnerships. And sometimes, practically, what that looks like, is you meeting with someone or you're working on a project. And if you've all shared your, your Top 5, or your Top 10, and just really digging into asking that person who has a strength, maybe, that you don't have or is that the bottom of your 34, why don't you ask them, How do they use their strengths? And how you can kind of lean into them to fill in that gap of you not being able to think as futuristically? Or maybe you don't, you don't think in the past, but they do. And they come to the meeting with the Context of this project. And so they can kind of help in that way. And I think, practically, too, that's a, that's a good way to have stronger partnerships.

Branden Mills 15:59
Yeah, absolutely. And Reilly, I love how you say that, you know, that's a better way for you to have partnerships when talking about your strengths. One thing I'd love to ask is, you know, since you work in a marketing department, do you think that there's any strengths that you wish that you had that were in your Top 10, that you don't really have?

Reilly Wiley 16:17
100%! I, I have quite a bit of strengths, strengths envy, sometimes. I think in the marketing world, too, you also have to be good with, with timelines and staying on top of things. And I think of people with Discipline and Focus, and I do not have those. And I'm like, Gosh, I wish sometimes I was a little bit more organized -- which is also why I have really strong partners on our marketing team that are amazing at that, and I lean on them. But definitely Discipline, Focus, and then I love people with Strategic and Ideation. I will join any meeting with somebody with those strengths, because they always bring so many great ideas to the table. They're always thinking about the best route or pathways to do things. And so I think of multiple people on our team that have those strengths that I just love even just adding them to meetings where we're strategizing and, and planning, and kind of having that, that perfect group of people, of people that, you know, come with the Discipline and are organized, but then people that come in with, with that strategy lens, the Futuristic, the Ideation. I love working with people with those strengths, because they just complement mine really well.

Branden Mills 17:29
Absolutely. And Reilly, thank you for sharing that. We, we actually have a question here in the chat. One of the questions that we had here in the chat was Reilly, how many times have you taken the test, as you started so young?

Reilly Wiley 17:41
That's a great question. So I took the -- what's it called? -- strengths, Clifton StrengthsExplorer when I was, I think in, I think I was in middle school. So I took it then. And then the last time I took the CliftonStrengths assessment, I was actually a senior in high school. So that was the last time. I was about to go into college; that was the last time I took it. So I've actually only taken it twice. And you know what's interesting is, I just kept thinking, Gosh, my strengths, I bet they've changed. Or I bet if I took it again, I would, I would have such different strengths. But then when I really look at my report and rereview it, I realized not, no, these still really apply to me.

Reilly Wiley 18:21
I do think that's -- a mindset shift for me has been to focus more on my Top 10 instead of my Top 5, because, you know, kind of what we say too is, your, your, your Top 5, if you take it again, might, might switch around a little bit. So your 5th could drop into your 6th. But if you don't have your CliftonStrengths 34, you don't really understand and get that full picture. So for me, I just started to have a different mindset shift. Well, even though I took it quite a, quite a bit ago now -- not, not super long ago. But I try to focus more on my, on my Top 10. Because I think just from some of the life, life situations that I've gone through and, and different ways that I've grown throughout college and after college, I do think my Top 5 will have shifted a little bit. So I do go off of my Top 10 quite a bit, but that's a, yeah, super great, super great question, because I have known my strengths for a long time.

Branden Mills 19:20
Absolutely. If you guys do have any questions, feel free to throw them in the chat as well. Reilly, I want to ask you, so you're talking about, you know, how long you've been, you know, involved with strengths and knowing what your talents are. I guess what's something that you wish you knew about your strengths that you didn't know, 5, 5 years ago?

Reilly Wiley 19:38
I think kind of going off of what I just said is not putting your, your strengths in this box and just thinking that you can't do certain things because you don't have those strengths. And I think really looking at your full profile and looking past your Top 5 and kind of still giving yourself the confidence of you can have really strong, really strong partnerships. And you can have certain strengths kind of fire off what you wish that, kind of wish that you were better at. And leaning on too just strong partners when you're working. Or if you're still in school or you're a student, there's always people that you can lean on to help you kind of get the job done on certain things. And I think for me, I, I really just only thought, ever thought about my Top 5. And so I think I would just think more past that. And if you don't have, if you don't have your full 34, that's OK too; your Top 5 are obviously still very, very insightful.

Reilly Wiley 20:36
But I think I just would have wished that I would have dove in into them a little bit more. And, and also just keep asking others questions about their strengths; keep, always keep learning. I think for me, since maybe because I've known about it, because I've known about it for so long, it's so natural to me that sometimes I don't take the time to really keep growing and developing in them. So I think always having that, that lens and mindset of, This is going to be a lifelong learning journey of your strengths. It's not you learn it for one month, and then you learn it for one month, and then you don't, you don't really think about it again, or you don't keep revisiting your report. So I think really having that mindset of this is a lifelong learning. I didn't just take this test and talk about it in one class, and then I'm done. And we see so many people, so many people do that. And I think it's just sometimes because it feels like it's this check, checkbox of I take strengths and then I'm, you know, I'm good; I know them. But do you really, really know them? I think having that lens is super important.

Branden Mills 21:48
Absolutely. Taking, really taking a deeper dive into what those strengths really means and what those talents mean. We have a couple other questions down here as well. So from Tara, Do you offer facilitated sessions like this for your teams who have taken the Strengths assessment? This is great insight for folks that are on the new, who are new on the strengths journey.

Reilly Wiley 22:10
Yes, of course we do! We have a lot of different learning options, depending on what your unique situation is. So if you just head to, kind of head to our website and go to our learning site, there's different sessions offered, whether it's a Gallup expert coming in and talking with your team, and they'll facilitate like a daylong strengths session, and it'll be kind of this introductory course to strengths. So we do a lot of those. We have our, our Gallup-Certified coaches, if you want coaching. But yeah, we have, we have lots of different options, if you head to kind of our Gallup, our Gallup website. And maybe, Jim, you can add that, that link into the chat or to help out. But yes, of course we do. And we think that that's so, so important when teams learn their strengths is not just having them take it and then giving no, no back, backside info or having teams talk about strengths together or getting your teammates to start really talking and owning that language of strengths. It's super important to have those team-facilitated sessions.

Branden Mills 23:15
Absolutely. And it looks like we just threw that link here in the chat there. So please feel free to visit that website there, if you guys want to take a little bit of a deeper dive into what we have to offer there. We have another question here too from Erin: How can you start using CliftonStrengths in the workplace? Reilly, I know we kind of touched base on this a little bit. But do you want to just like reiterate for a lot of our new people just joining on what this really looks like?

Reilly Wiley 23:37
Yeah, this is a, this is a super great question. And there's a lot of, I think a lot of different ways we could answer this. But obviously the first is having people take it. And then the second is really getting that, that coaching and those conversations around strengths with teams, so that teams can understand each other better. And so kind of what the question that was asked earlier is, Are there facilitated sessions where we can dive deeper into this? I think that's super important to actually have it live out in your culture and not just have it be this one-time thing that we did, and it's not really embedded in your culture at all, at all. So at Gallup, when we start, we take this Intro to Strengths Discovery course. And it's with all of the new people starting at Gallup, which Branden helps lead, and it's super, super awesome. And we get to talk about strengths and talk about our strengths and learn about our teammates' strengths and really learn the language of strengths with that. So in onboarding, it's really, really important, I think, once you learn it in your onboarding, and you have, continue to have conversations with your manager about strengths is really how it actually gets embedded. So having your managers also know their strengths and know how to lead others is super, super important.

Branden Mills 24:51
Absolutely, and I think it also just creates a better culture as well, Reilly, to your point, you know. You know, when I first was introduct, introduced to strengths, it was one of those things that really just stood out to me and made me want to learn a little bit more about it and see how my peers actually use it as well. We also have, we also have a couple of questions here.

Reilly Wiley 25:09
These are great questions.

Winning Over Strengths Skeptics

Branden Mills 25:10
Yeah, these are amazing questions, everyone. One question, Reilly, here is, How do you help peers who are skeptical about this tool or other personality tests to be more understanding of the gift that it offers?

Reilly Wiley 25:24
Ooh, yeah, people who are skeptical, I think, I think honestly, if they're skeptical, have them take it, and show them their report. Because once they see their report, especially the our Theme Insight Guide, so that report, literally no one could have the same report as that because it's based on your unique set of Top 5. It's not a generic description of, of those strengths; it's completely unique to you. And I think once people take it and get the results, we see a lot of people become strengths users and strengths fans, once they do that, because it's really hard to deny how accurate it is. And so I think that is like, one of the biggest things is just having people take it and get their report. I have bought strengths for a lot of my friends and, and honestly, or just encouraged them to take it. And once they do, and yeah, so having that light-bulb moment of, Oh my gosh, this is totally me.

Reilly Wiley 26:23
And if at first they don't think it's them, ask them some probing questions. Ask them to really read through it, and then ask them how they see this playing out or not. And once you start asking more probing questions, that's also when the light bulb goes off. And they were like, and they realize, especially if you know this person, and you can kind of say, "Well, I've seen you do this," or "I've seen this play out in this way," that's such a good way for people to realize, Oh, this person that knows me really well also agrees with these statements, and then just gave me examples. How do you, how do you deny how accurate it is, once someone is, is describing it to you and really, really reiterating how, how much it aligns with, with you in the descriptions of the strengths. So, honestly, having them take it is probably the biggest way you can get people to not be skeptics.

Reilly Wiley 27:17
We also have a webpage called, The Science of CliftonStrengths. We actually just updated it. So if you want to look at that, we have a bunch of research, we have people that have been doing research for years on this assessment, and it is scientifically backed. So if they're more of like an Analytical person, and they just need to know the facts and the research, maybe they have Context, I would send them that page, because that also helps as well.

Branden Mills 27:43
Absolutely great answer there. I love, I love how you said it's really unique to who you are as a person. So, you know, and looking at Holly's question, and it's actually just a great segue into this question, What mindful activities too -- and this is towards me and Reilly here -- what mindful activities do you do to incorporate your strengths into your daily/weekly lives? Or how often to you to key, key into diving into your strengths? Well, Holly, you know, I'll go ahead and answer this really quickly here. But I think ever since I got to Gallup, I think I use my strengths almost every single week. Like I always ask someone, especially when I'm here at Gallup, I kind of just look at people's name tags here on their door, and I go, Oh, this person has this. And it instantly just starts this conversation of how I can learn a little bit more into their strengths, what talents that they use, and really what that really looks like. Reilly, would you have anything else to dive into, into that a little bit more?

Reilly Wiley 28:41
Yeah, for sure. I think, yeah, it's definitely on you to be intentional about it. Because weeks can go by and you could have not really thought intentionally about your strengths. So kind of like I said in the beginning, if you have big projects coming up, or you have a meeting that day, or you're working with a new person, how can you think about your specific strengths and what you're going to kind of bring to the table in that project or in that meeting or in that conversation? And so thank you, Jim, for putting that in the chat. But yeah, I would just say you need to be intentional, really, about thinking about your strengths. And we have a lot of great podcasts, which sometimes I'll go on a morning walk and I'll listen to The CliftonStrengths Podcast or our Theme Thursday podcast has very specific episodes about your strengths. And I've learned a lot of new things about my strengths because of those podcasts. So I think just kind of owning your learning journey with strengths is how you be intentional and really thinking about what you're bringing to the table, but also being intentional with what you're asking your teammates.

Branden Mills 29:49
Absolutely. Absolutely. And really to close out here, Reilly, I'd love to just, just ask you this final question here, just really quick. What advice would you give someone who's new to strengths?

Reilly Wiley 30:03
Yeah, I would say, kind of like what we've been talking about: Just keep, keep it as a mindset of a constant learning journey. Don't get tired of your strengths. But just keep learning, keep growing, keep being intentional with your partners. One thing that I think I wish I would have known earlier is really, really being intentional about who you're working with, who you're friends with, or your family, ask them about their strengths. Have them take the assessment, which, if you're friends with me, I, I always ask you to take the assessment. It's almost like a rite of passage with being friends with me, so that I can be a better friend to you and grow a deeper relationship with you because of knowing your strengths. So I think just keep learning that strengths language, and you'll be able to carry it with you for the rest of your life.

Branden Mills 30:53
Absolutely. Well, Reilly, thank you so much for your time today. For all of our listeners out there, if you're interested in more of this content, check out our CliftonStrengths podcasts on any of the, any of the available apps. Feel free to check out our YouTube channel as well. And if you aren't following our CliftonStrengths LinkedIn page, feel free to do that as well. With that being said, everyone, I'll see you next time.

Jim Collison 31:15
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