Make RI Stronger

Mike Ritz - Greatest Lil State

In March 2014, Leadership Rhode Island (LRI), in partnership with Gallup, launched ‘Make RI Stronger’, a multi-year initiative to dramatically improve Rhode Island – its residents, its communities, and its organizations – through strengths-based training and education, which has been shown to have profound positive impacts on people in their personal and professional lives. This initiative emerged in response to a 2013 Gallup report that indicated RI had the highest percentage of ‘actively disengaged’ workers in the entire country.

What investing in StrengthsFinder training can do?

Gallup research has shown that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When people identify their talents and develop them into strengths, they are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged.

  • People who use their strengths every day are three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life,
  • People who work in their strengths zone are six times as likely to be engaged in their work,
  • StrengthsFinder training can enhance individual, team, and organizational productivity and performance (12.5% greater productivity, 22% higher profitability, and 65% lower turnover),
  • Provide a common language across an organization or group, which will enhance communication, while also highlighting how each individual’s strengths can be used to maximize their contribution to a group’s overall goals.

One of our first clients in the ‘Make RI Stronger’ initiative, Gilbane Building Co., experienced a 14-point increase in workforce engagement after introducing strengths-based development practices.


LRI’s Make RI Stronger Services

LRI can provide the following professional development services to organizations in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

  • Individual assessment and orientation at the team, division or organization level
  • Manager and team coaching
  • Q12 employee engagement surveys

This social enterprise initiative has conducted over 2,300 StrengthsFinder assessments and follow up training with over 30 Rhode Island businesses and organizations from the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors. LRI is striving to make Rhode Island the first strengths-based state in the country, and in the words of Mr. Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup Inc., “Rhode Island will be the example of the nation.”

For more information about the #makeRIstronger initiative and how your organization can become strengths-based, please contact Kevin Cooper, LRI’s Strengths Expeditor: kcooper@leadershipri.org.

 

 

When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.”

– Roger Williams

 

 

HOW CAN I GET STARTED?

To purchase a StrengthsFinder code, click here!

 

LRI STRENGTHS COACHES

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Marcus Jannitto Mike Coelho Phil Albert Robert Vincent Susan Daly

 

READ MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

Spring 2014 newsletter – launch of Make RI Stronger:

http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10013674_324481

Kappa II Team Project – Shared strengths bring business leaders, at-risk students together: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20141025-shared-strengths-bring-business-leaders-at-risk-youths-together.ece

Advice to RI: Focus on strengths, not weaknesses: http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151024/NEWS/151029540

Celebrating and Developing the Strengths of 'The Greatest Lil' State on Earth': http://coaching.gallup.com/2015/11/celebrating-and-developing-strengths-of.html

Rhode Island Wants to Be the First "Strengths-Based State": http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/187646/rhode-island-wants-first-strengths-based-state.aspx