MSMP 125: Sheri Miter on Finding your Strengths and Creating a Well-Rounded Team
Joining me in today's episode for the Mads Singers Management Podcast is none other than entrepreneur-at-heart, super mom of 3 boys is Sheri Miter!
Before finding her calling, Sheri joined her husband in his chimney cleaning business for ten years. While she was helping her husband on his side gig, Sheri eventually got into network marketing, where she found that she enjoyed doing it. Despite succeeding in this field and achieving a lot, Sheri felt this angst inside her and looked for something she could call her own. Unlike most people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheri was prepared for the abrupt changes the pandemic brought along. She even had solutions to help her friends, and because of this, going back to finding the strengths of other people and getting certified, and combined with the support of her husband, Sheri discovered her true calling.
Contrary to the fact that we humans should be well-rounded, Sheri believes that we aren't meant to be well-rounded (and it's completely okay not to know everything!) because we are linear. However, instead of dwelling on our weaknesses, we can build a well-rounded team that will support us in reaching our goals. Doing so allows both you and your team members to show up as the best versions of themselves!
You can learn more about your strengths and weakness through DiSC and by taking the CliftonStrengths test by Gallup. This can also be used to assess your team.
While most see talents such as singing, dancing, or playing well in sports, many of us have innate talents buried deep within and are often unacknowledged. However, once we acknowledge them, we can bring out the best versions of ourselves, but only if we spend time and invest in those innate talents.
Despite the negative connotation that millennials get for the Great Resignation movement, they are the ones who are brave enough to pursue what has been going on for several generations before they could only dream of. And while some business owners may try to fight it because many still believe that the old way of doing things is the best, leaders should embrace this new change because we are headed for a much better future.
Key Learning Points:
- Mads says he is a massive believer in understanding your strengths and weaknesses because it shows you where you have more value and what tasks to delegate. - 04:43
- Sheri encourages taking the Gallup Strengths test because it tells you your strengths, showing how you naturally think, feel, and behave. - 05:46
- Sheri adds that we show up as our best selves once we know our strengths, especially our top 10. - 06:43
- Sheri says that we humans aren't meant to be well-rounded but relatively linear; we are made the way we are - 11:21
- Mads says that business owners shouldn't hire people who resemble them- 12:25
- Sheri says that assessments like DiSC and the CliftonStrenghts help us see ourselves differently because we don't acknowledge our innate talents.- 14:04
- Sheri adds that once we discover our talents, we should invest in them and spend time working on them, just like how athletes train themselves. - 15:16
- Mads shares that he likes giving feedback during his coaching sessions because it's often neglected, and giving feedback effectively can help make a person perform better. - 21:23
- Mads says that while the COVID-19 pandemic is a tragedy, it made many people reevaluate what to do with their lives and begin thinking differently. - 26:55
- Sheri agrees that COVID has changed the world. Rather than wearing the "busy badge," she and other people reflected on themselves and worked effectively. - 28:44
CliftonStrengths (Gallup Strengths Finder)
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Connect with Sheri:
Podcast Website: (Navigating Your Leadership)