Brandon Miller: Leaders: Do You and Your Team Really Know Your Strengths?

Great leaders are self-aware about their own strengths and encourage their teams to be as well. They harmonize everyone’s strengths, including their own, so folks know when to lean in or rely on others.  These leaders actively leverage strengths to achieve high performance, but it starts with being willing and curious about your strengths.

Today, Brandon Miller and I talk about the GALLUP Clifton Strengths Finder – and I share a little about my results from 2016, and how they led to researching and writing The Empathy Edge! Brandon shares why you as a leader should care about strengths-based development, and the role emotional intelligence plays in it. We discuss the strength of empathy and how it influences organizational outcomes. And Brandon tells us about times when he’s had to recommend decision makers use empathy to support their teams. We even talk about the shadow sides of some of the strengths. It’s a fascinating discussion all you leaders and aspiring leaders will just love – and Brandon has a very special offer for all of you at the end, so stay tuned.

Key Takeaways:

  • Emotional intelligence, at its core, is thinking with our frontal lobe. It’s just thinking logically, carefully and, at times, slowly, through situations.
  • The strength of empathy and the dictionary definition of empathy are not the same thing. Even if you do not have the strength of empathy, you can be empathetic.
  • Utilizing the strengths finder will allow your team to have a common language to talk about your strengths.

“Any effective psychometric assessment gives the gift of self-awareness. I get to know myself and my best place, my worst place, and everything in the middle. If I can get to the point where I know myself that way, without judgment, I have climbed the ladder of emotional intelligence.” —  Brandon Miller

About Brandon Miller, Author, Certified Strengths Coach, CEO

Brandon Miller is one of the FIRST 7 Certified GALLUP Clifton Strengths Finder Coaches in the world. Over 15 years ago, he was a very early practitioner of Clifton StrengthsFinder using it as the Executive Leader for a non-profit organization. He has since coached hundreds of leaders to find and leverage their strengths for themselves and their teams. He is the CEO of 34 Strong, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to improving employee engagement. He has nearly 15 years of experience providing specialized leadership training, coaching, advising, and facilitating.

Brandon is also the Co-Founder of Incredible Family, a consulting agency that educates, empowers, and encourages working parents to take a strengths-based approach to parenting in order to unlock their best selves and raise strong, happy children and teens. He and his wife Analyn Miller are successful business owners, parents to seven children, and authors of Play To Their Strengths and Incredible Parent.

Brandon’s Special Offer!

If you’re interested in taking the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment for FREE to learn more about your strengths, please email Brandon at for complimentary test access.

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Book: Incredible Parent by Analyn and Brandon Miller

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