Rex Miller


Category: Strengthsfinder

Why I Mess Up. Ignorant or Inept?

March 4, 2018 • Coaching, CoreClarity, Leadership, Perfomance, Personal Growth, Strengthsfinder, Well-being, Wellbeing, Wellness

Most people I know have some form of a checklist. But, how well designed is it? The Checklist Manifesto gave me a new appreciation for something I do naturally but had not taken it to its potential. Full potential does not mean expansive and complex. My Strengthsfinder Input talent naturally expands any kind of list I create. My older checklists were layer upon layer of things to do, even prioritized. I found it was easy to miss more valuable items while checking off secondary items. Atul Gawande summarizes the three reasons we mess up: Human fallibility Ignorance – we don’t know…

A Human Interaction Turns a Crappy Day into a Great Day

June 7, 2017 • CoreClarity, Disengagement, Engagement, Gallup, General, Health, Strengthsfinder, Wellbeing, Wellness

A few days ago my daughter Michelle called on her way home from work. “Hey dad, have you got a minute I just want to talk.” In the past that was code for I need some money, but today the tone sounded different. Upbeat. Michelle said that the Regional Manager was in the office today and had a conversation with her. “She was interested in me, as a person! She asked me what I was reading at lunch and was actually interested in it. She wanted to know what I liked to read and said she was impressed and encouraged…

“It’s All Psychobabble BS” Until Suddenly It Wasn’t

June 7, 2017 • Coaching, Conflict, CoreClarity, Culture, Disengagement, Gallup, General, Leadership, Strengthsfinder, Team Building, Workshop

Read the Room! How the Union Steward Gained Clarity and Experienced a Breakthrough In the fall of 2015 I was asked to deliver a “team building” workshop for a field office of a government agency stuck in conflict with its local union. I didn’t realize how stuck until two hours into our session when we came back from break. Prior to arriving we had everyone take the Gallup Strengthsfinder assessment. We also used CoreClarity as a supplemental tool to rebuild relationship bridges unpacking what people naturally did best and enjoyed most. In the photo you can see some of the…