Strength Spotlight: 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘 | Guilian Asongtia
Book Follow-up: Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Strength Spotlight: 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐘
When I first read this strength, I thought to myself, this is a something a struggle with because I thought it was all about setting routines/habits and sticking to them. But Tom Rath does not discuss consistency here with respect to time management or the habits you have.
He discusses consistency based on how you treat people.
Do you treat people in the same way?
Or are you one of those who can’t greet a Junior staff but will greet senior staff?
According to Tom Rath, Consistency is a powerful strength that emphasizes fairness and treating people equally, regardless of their station in life. It involves maintaining a steadfast commitment to fairness and upholding consistent standards for everyone.
Here are some key insights:
𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: In "Strengths Finder 2.0," Tom Rath highlights consistency as a strength that revolves around treating people fairly and consistently, regardless of their background, position, or circumstances. It embodies a commitment to equality and maintaining a level playing field.
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬: Individuals with the Consistency strength bring a sense of fairness and equity to their interactions. They create an environment where everyone feels valued and respected, fostering trust and building positive relationships. Their commitment to treating people consistently helps establish a culture of fairness and inclusivity.
𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬: While Consistency is a valuable strength, it's important to balance it with flexibility and individual circumstances. Treating everyone exactly the same in every situation may not always account for unique needs or circumstances. It's essential to remain adaptable and considerate in your approach.
To embrace the Consistency strength effectively, consider the following suggestions:
𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭: Strive to treat everyone with fairness, regardless of their background, position, or status. Consistently apply rules, policies, and standards to ensure equal treatment and opportunities for everyone.
𝘓𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥: Take the time to listen and understand the perspectives and experiences of others. Recognize that fairness involves considering different viewpoints and tailoring your approach to individual needs while maintaining consistency in overarching principles.
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘭𝘺: Clearly communicate expectations, guidelines, and decisions to ensure transparency and avoid any perception of favoritism. Consistent and transparent communication helps establish trust and demonstrate your commitment to fairness.
𝘚𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘱𝘶𝘵: Actively seek input and perspectives from a diverse range of individuals. Embrace the richness of different backgrounds and experiences to inform your decision-making process and ensure fairness in your actions.
𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯: Regularly reflect on your own biases and assumptions to ensure that your actions align with the principle of fairness. Strive for personal growth and challenge any unconscious biases that may hinder your ability to treat everyone consistently.
𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴: While consistency is vital, recognize that individuals may have unique circumstances that require flexibility and understanding. Be open to adjusting your approach when necessary, without compromising the core principles of fairness and equity.
Consistency as fairness is a powerful strength that fosters an inclusive and equitable environment.
We live in a world where diversity and inclusion is of utmost importance.
By practicing consistency, we can be assured that we will be working towards diversity and inclusion because we will treat people the same irrespective of their race, religion, culture, beliefs and gender.
Stay tuned for more updates as I dive into other strengths in Tom Rath’s
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