045: Dean Jones - Develop and Lead with Your Strengths

Scaling Up Business Podcast

Mar 29 2017 • 39 mins

Dean Jones is the Talent Development Architect at Gallup. Dean’s primary expertise lies in developing strategic solutions to address key business issues, including organizational development, performance management, learning and development, productivity, and workforce effectiveness. He has acted as a mentor for Bill over the years. Today he talks to Bill about how to lead with your strengths.

Dean has been at Gallup now for 11 years. Prior to Gallup, Dean believed he was going to be in sales all of his life, until he stumbled upon self-development and adult learning.

When he first joined Gallup, it was a life-changing experience. For the first time in his adult life, he understood why people did what they did. He’s been passionate about it, ever since.

The ‘why’ you do what you do is a very important factor to both your work and personal life. When people first begin to really understand their own talents, something magical happens.

They begin to ask, “What am I built for?” The more you can unlock your own talent, the more you can unlock your own greatness. As you understand what you’re built for and, what you aren’t built for, that’s when you begin to understand who you are.

Interview Links: Gallup Strengths Center Dean on LinkedIn

More Resources: Bill on YouTube: Short videos to keep you growing. Scaling Up Business Growth Workshops: Take the first step to mastering the Rockefeller Habits by attending one of our workshops.

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