Strengths + Creativity = Innovation

We were all born with a creative spark inside and natural talents that enable us to unleash that inner spark. For organizations to succeed in the 21st century, tapping into these strength-focused and innovative thinking skills are important for business growth and change.

Through our learning programs (and all our client engagements), we bring together individuals at all levels of the organization to tap into their their natural talents (strengths) and creative thinking abilities. Together, we identify opportunities for higher engagement that drive positive change through your organization.

  • What if your high performers were brought together to solve business challenges through creative solution finding?
  • How might your organization thrive by rolling out a strength-focused program that taps into the natural creative talents of each employee for enhanced communication and collaboration?
  • What if you’ve taken the StrengthsFinder or StandOut assessment and aren’t sure what to do next?
  • What if your meetings were more collaborative and your teams were able to experience strengths-based communications in action?
  • What would happen if your organization developed a “Think Differently Lab” that allowed for opportunities to take risks and identify forward-thinking opportunities?

Niche Solutions develops future leaders at varying stages in their growth journey:

Strengths: (Bringing out the best in people.) Having the opportunity to do your best work every day is a cornerstone of employee engagement and productivity according to the Gallup organization. This means deliberately helping employees identify and apply their unique strengths with knowledgeable intent.

Creativity: (Bringing out the best ideas.) Creativity is an essential skill for the 21st century that is innate in all people and can be nurtured. Simply defined, it’s the ability to apply imagination to address a challenge.  We constantly need new and different ideas for almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives. It’s these ideas, once applied, that become the foundations for innovation.

Ambassadors: The stickiness of change occurs when it becomes a living, breathing part of your organization. Our ambassador programs are designed specifically to ensure creative leadership. Strengths-focused engagement sticks as a foundation for your future growth.

Why is all this important?  Here are a few insights:

According to research by Author, Richard Florida in his book The Rise of the Creative Class: “About 60% of CEOs polled cited creativity as the most important leadership quality, compared with 52% for integrity and 35% for global thinking.

In studies conducted by the Gallup organization (designers of the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment), employees that play to their strengths most of the time are more productive, engaged, creative, and stay at organizations longer.

If you would like more information on these studies or discuss opportunities in your organization send us a note.  It’s energizing to think of the possibilities!

We create programs that meet your company’s needs to build a creative and strengths-focused culture to produce innovative change and success. Here are a few examples:

  • Strengths Focused Management & Employee Engagement
  • Building Stronger Teams
  • Ignite Your Strengths and Standout!
  • What’s Your Brand?
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Design Thinking for Growth
  • Creative Leadership Development
  • Creativity in the Workplace Everyday
  • Think Differently Lab
  • Jump Day!

Engagement Tools

We design comprehensive programs around tools that build a common language within your organization to deliver results. Here are a few of the tools we use to engage our clients and maximize their collaboration, communication, and engagement.

  • StandOut
  • StrengthsFinder
  • FourSight Creative Thinking Profile
  • Creativity Quotient (CQ) measurement tool