Episode 23 – Becky Hammond
Becky Hammond lives and breathes Strengths and the power and perspective they bring, not just in the workplace but with parenting too.
Becky Hammond is the founder of Isogo Strong, and lives and breathes her company’s mission of “fueling life-changing stories through the power of YOUR unique and brilliant Strengths” – not just in the workplace but with parenting too.
We talk collaboration, especially in the context of trust and fairness, and dive deep into utilising the Strengths perspective when it comes to more productive parenting (especially as a mother of four children and one on the way). The concept of generating emotional templates is also discussed – where a person develops an emotional reference to what happens in a situation, and applies that to future events – and how we can fascinate positive emotional templates.
Becky’s top 5 Strengths are Achiever, Arranger, Learner, Belief and Connectedness.
Key highlights include:
- Why 1:1 time is so important, not just with our children but also with members of the tribe we lead in the workplace. It becomes a safe place for conversations to happen – including the hard ones
- The importance of creating a culture where it’s safe for someone to put their hand up and say ‘I made a mistake’
- Becky’s best advice for new leaders: know yourself, have good self-awareness, get a coach (or someone to keep you accountable) and be vulnerable.
Plus: curious to know about your own strengths? Take the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment here.