What is the number one goal of your business this year?
You may mention any number of specifics, but from a high level perspective, all success-focused business fundamentally have one common goal:
How you achieve maximum impact is dependent upon many factors. Some you cannot control – environmental and economic factors, for example. Others fall well within your range of influence.
One bedrock factor in maximum impact is having a strong team that delivers results.
How can you compound the strengths of your team for maximum impact?
First, let’s look at the people on the team. Generally, teams are composed of introverts (S- and C-wired individuals) and extroverts (I- and D-wired individuals)
The chart below illustrates an introvert’s strengths. They are strongest in processing and detailing, and these strengths are critically important to every team.
The chart below illustrates an extrovert’s strengths. They are strongest in influencing and directing.
Our strengths-based assessments pinpoint with scientific accuracy the varying levels in each of these areas. But as you can see, based on a scale of 1-10, individual strengths can only go so far.
At a base level, an example of this would be one person performing in one strength in an organization. Their maximum impact would be, at most, a level 10.
Now if that person were to combine their strengths into a role, the maximum impact would be, in these examples, 46 or 52.
Maximum Impact at the Individual Level: Multiple best individual strengths applied to a role that fits those strengths. Your employees should be working in their strengths zone at least 70% of the time for high impact. As a leader, one of your most important functions is to assign roles for maximum impact.
Something powerful happens when you skillfully combine the strengths of individuals within your team or organization.
The benefits are two-fold.
(1) They will collectively reach higher levels.
Whereas an individual may be able to reach a maximum level of 10, for example; a team can reach well beyond that point.
(2) There will be a strong balance.
If you map your team strengths well, you create a balance, as shown on the chart below, where there are no longer weak areas.
Many companies have begun based on the strengths of influencing and directing, only to fail at a critical point because there were no documented processes or because important details were not addressed. Every strength is needed to create maximum impact in business.
Maximum Impact at the Team Level: Combined individual strengths create balance and a solid platform for growth.
As the chart clearly shows, more can be accomplished together than can be accomplished on an individual basis. If you are an entrepreneur wanting to grow your business, tapping into team potential is what will carry you to the next level in your business. If you are an established company, assessing your team for the right balance will ensure your continued – and sustained – growth.
This is the point at which combined strengths work together as one, with exponential results.
Only a small percentage of companies reach this level. At this level, individual strengths are applied to best roles. Strengths are strongly mapped across the organization so there are no weak points. And there are systems in place to ensure that the process flows throughout the organization, tapping into precisely timed strengths points.
Maximum Impact at the Compound Level: A full-strength team supported by solid systems.
If the goal for your organization is maximum impact, check these levels of strengths.
- Are you maximizing impact at the individual strengths level?
- Are you maximizing impact at the team strengths level?
- Are you maximizing impact at the compound level?
Start where you are and build on strengths.
To learn more about creating maximum impact for your organization, click here to contact Deb Ingino.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, Deb helps leaders and their teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.