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God created you and each member of your team with unique strengths and has placed you together to build His Kingdom. The problem is, until now, leaders have not had a simple way to capture these unique strengths in a meaningful way.

Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles empower Christian leaders, churches, and ministries to take this step – to discover and use your God-given strengths and be stronger for it individually and together. They provide you with sophisticated and objective insights about your unique strengths you and your team can use right away to build and blend your strengths into a highly effective team.

Don’t just survive at work. Use the Leading From Your Strength Profiles so you can thrive.


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About Profiles ::

About Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term.

man at laptopProfile reports are compiled and presented instantaneously after you or a team member completes a simple, 10-minute online questionnaire. Results are delivered immediately by email.

The questionnaire consists of 24 boxes. Each box contains four adjectives we call “descriptors.” The user reads each of the four descriptors and chooses which one describe what he is most like and least like.

It’s that simple.

The profile report

Although the profile questionnaire is quick and simple to complete, it provides sophisticated data in a 20-page report in the following sections:

Introduction: a detailed overview of the report contents.

Your Natural Strengths

  • Your Natural Strengths Scales: a narrative explanation of the four scales used to measure your natural strengths: problem solving, processing information, managing change, and facing risk.
  • Your Natural Strengths Chart: a visual picture in graph form representing your natural strengths in the four predictable areas: problem solving, processing information, managing change, facing risk.
  • General Characteristics: a narrative summary which summarizes a broad understanding of your strengths.
  • Value to the Team: a list of specific talents and strengths that you bring to a team.

Communication

  • Do’s in Communicating: a checklist for others to use with you (or for you to specify to others) that outlines action steps they can take to communicate effectively with you.
  • Don’ts in Communicating: a checklist for others to use with you (or for you to specify to others) that outlines communication methods that frustrate you or reduce your performance.

Environment

  • Ideal Environment: a list of duties, responsibilities, and environments that allow you to flourish and those that may frustrate you.

Leading and Motivating

  • Keys to Motivating: a list of what can motivate you, based on your wants and values.
  • Keys to Leading: a list of what you need from a leader so that you can perform at your optimum level.
  • Areas for Improvement: a list of your natural limitations or tendencies, allowing you to create an action plan for moving forward.

Self-Understanding

  • Perceptions: a list of ways you see yourself and ways others see you.

Your Adapted Strengths

  • Strengths Movement: a narrative explanation of strengths movement – the measure of how your current environment impacts your strengths positively and negatively.
  • Strengths Movement Chart: a visual picture in graph form of both your natural strengths and the impact of your current environment on those strengths, presented in the four predictable areas: problem solving, processing information, managing change, facing risk.
  • How Are You Having to “Adapt”?: a list of descriptions of how you may feel you need to respond to your current environment to be accepted.
  • Natural and Adapted Style: a side-by-side comparison of your natural strengths style and your adapted style, revealing the stress and pressure you may feel when you adapt your natural style to your current environment.
  • The Ministry Insights Strengths Wheel: a narrative and visual explanation that shows you and your team understand your collective strengths.

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Why Use Profiles::

Why Use the Profiles?

Of all places, the Christian church can be a refuge from the relational battles that rage in our culture. But harmony and reconciliation are not flourishing in the body. Rather, today’s ministries and churches are routinely characterized by division – or at best, the status quo.

teamGod’s plan offers something much better than that. He created every member of a team with unique strengths (1 Corinthians 12) … strengths that are meant to blend together to build His Kingdom.

Often leaders are unaware that the differences in their people actually represent enormous strengths. But once leaders recognize the need to pursue God’s plan for differences with their staffs and teams, the results are life-changing.

Here are just some of the reasons leaders like you have used Leading From Your Strengths profiles with their teams – with transformational results.

Churches
Ministry leaders struggle to have positive, productive relationships within their staff and among congregations as never before. But as conflicts deepen, fractured relationships lead to burnout. Here are some truths about what is happening in churches today:

  • Each month, 1,600 pastors are terminated or forced to resign their pulpits.
  • 50% of pastors have considered leaving the ministry in the last six months.
  • 85% of seminary graduates who enter full-time ministry will not survive in the ministry for more than 5 years.
  • 61% pastors admit that they “have few close friends.”
  • Only 1 out of every 10 pastors will actually be in some form of professional ministry upon retirement.
  • Leaders cite the number one reason they leave the church is conflict.

Sources: The Alban Institute, The Barna Group, The Fuller Institute, Pastoral Care, Inc., SBC LeaderCare Program, Sunscape Ministries of Colorado

Workplaces
“Genuine teamwork remains as elusive as it has ever been,” according to executive team development consultant Patrick Lencioni. “The foundational dysfunction is an absence of trust.” This lack of trust leads to fear of conflict. Christian ministries are not immune, but rather experience the same kinds of relational struggle as mainstream commercial enterprises.

  • A recent study of 1,736 ministry leaders concluded one of their lowest-rated priorities is creating a healthy corporate culture.
  • 40% of staff members in Christian organizations feel there is not a high level of trust between senior management and employees.
  • 46% of workers in Christian organizations describe themselves as “neutral” or “unengaged.”
  • 85% of leaders say their greatest problem is dealing with difficult people, such as disgruntled or uncooperative staff members, board members, and colleagues.

Sources: Best Christian Places to Work Institute, The Barna Group, Patrick Lencioni in “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

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Ways To Use Profiles ::

Ways To Use Profiles

Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) profiles allow leaders and teams to understand themselves, each other, and work more effectively together. After completing a simple individual online questionnaire, leaders and teams receive personalized reports which help them discover their God-given strengths. This objective, positive date allows teams to complete each other to build their ministry.

team leader with teammatesHere are practical steps you can take to use your team’s profile information to build a powerful, energizing environment in your team both short- and long-term.

Complete an individual questionnaire

Leaders often forget that they, too, are members of a team. By filling out the questionnaire, you will not only learn about yourself but you will also provide valuable information to team members about yourself. Fill out the profile questionnaire and read the resulting report. Note what you learn from it or how the report confirms what you already know. Review the action steps. See which ones you can implement right away.

Get feedback

Allow the people closest to you to read your report – not just those on your team, but also family members and close friends. Discuss it with them. Have them ask questions about the statements and descriptions provided. The profile is designed not only for your personal use, but for sharing.

Discover your team members’ strengths

Ask your team members to complete the profile questionnaire. Read their reports. Talk about the results with each person individually and ask for their input. Share your report with them. Challenge them to take one or two of their own action steps as soon as possible.

Learn more about the strengths movement

Read Leading From Your Strengths: Building Close-Knit Ministry Teams.

Learn how to apply profile report data

Download the free Leading From Your Strengths Workbook. Go through it on your own to gain deeper insights about your individual report. Ask team members to do the same.

Implement strengths principles as you lead

Take our free online Leadership Course to understand how to implement strengths principles into your leadership skill set.

Use profile report data as a team

Work through the Leading From Your Strengths Team Building Discovery Kit with your team. Identify which actions step to take as a team short-term and long-term.

Invite a LFYS certified practitioner to guide your team

Certified trainers are available worldwide to help you interpret and apply profile report results for you and your team.

When Leading From Your Strengths Profile data is implemented in both the immediate short-term and over time, it will direct you and your team into a whole new trajectory of working together using your individual and team strengths.

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Free Workbook::

Leading From Your Strengths Workbook

Leading From Your Strengths Workbook coverThe 16-page Leading From Your Strengths Workbook, a free download, is a self-paced manual that complements the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. The workbook helps you get the most out of your profile by walking you through every section of your personal report. Questions help you dig deeper into the most important personal information from the report and gain insight – so you can create goals to apply to your life and impact your ministry.

Download the Leading From Your Strengths Workbook.

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How To Buy Profiles::

How to Buy Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

African American womanProfiles (made up of an online questionnaire and subsequent report) can be purchased at this website using an email address and a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). Your personal information is safe through our secure shopping cart system. Take these steps:

  • Click on “Add to Cart” at the right to select a profile or set of profiles.
  • Fill out the online order form completely. Billing information needs to match the credit card’s billing address to complete your order.
  • View and print your receipt displayed onscreen at the end of the checkout process. You’ll also receive a copy by email.
  • Look in the email for your single-use password code, which you will use to complete your online profile assessment.
  • Once you complete the online questionnaire (in 10 minutes or less), results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.
  • Your credit card statement will show charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.

Where to take the inventory

Profiles can be purchased and completed at anytime, from any Internet-connected computer in the world. Your results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.

How to purchase profiles for other people, such as members of your staff or team

When you purchase profiles online, you will designate an email delivery address (or addresses) on the order form. You will receive a receipt for your complete purchase onscreen.

Simultaneously, an email receipt will be sent immediately to every email address you designate, whether just your own or many. The email will include instructions for each individual recipient, including a website address they can click on and a personalized response link (single-use password code) to use in order to complete the questionnaire. Recipients go to the website, enter their single-use password code, and complete the questionnaire.

How to order profiles in other languages

The Leading From Your Strengths profile is fully translated into Spanish, meaning both the online questionnaire and the profile results are available in Spanish. To choose this option, log onto the questionnaire website and select Spanish from the response language drop-down menu. Both your online questionnaire and profile results will be in Spanish. You, as purchaser, will receive the profile results in English. If you are both purchaser and respondent, you will receive two sets of results, one in English and one in Spanish.

The online questionnaire can be completed in more than 30 languages by simply selecting a different language option at the questionnaire website. However, profile results are provided only in English (or Spanish, if you so designate). View the available questionnaire languages at www.justrespond.com by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

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What People Say::

What People Say About Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

4 people blurry“Prison Fellowship uses the Leading From Your Strengths profile and training materials for our Leadership Institute. We want to keep our focus on serving the Lord and advancing His Kingdom. We use LFYS to train our staff on solving problems before they surface, as a coaching tool to help resolve conflict with a ministry team, and placing staff in positions that match their strengths abilities.”
Charles W. Colson (1931-2012)
Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon; founder of Prison Fellowship, noted Christian leader and cultural commentator

“Past experiences with other tests made me skeptical of taking the assessment even though I like graphs and tests. Nevertheless, at the advice of my coach, I took the Leading From Your Strengths profile. I admit I think it is the real deal. The profile has helped me understand myself and even my place in the world better. I’ve been hardwired by God to be the way I am. The things about myself I used to think of as a kind of a curse I am now growing to understand as actual gifts, because God crafted me like this. I am learning to embrace my introversion as a strength and not a deficiency of some sort – a complete reversal from what I have felt all my life.
Young widower

“Leading From Your Strengths assessment is like a breath of fresh air for finding your “place” in the world and for enriching ALL your relationships. The profile provides an awareness that helps us embrace our own personalities and the personalities of others in our sphere of influence. Thank you, Ministry Insights, for this treasure!”
Pam Taylor Level I Certified Life Coach
Loaves and Fishes Life Coaching

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Profile FAQs::

Leading From Your Strengths Profile FAQs

Q. What’s the difference between Leading From Your Strengths Profiles and your other profile products?
A. Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term. All Ministry Insights profile products draw upon the same principle: every person is uniquely gifted and contribute to his or her work environment, marriage, or family. Each profile set analyzes your one-of-a-kind personality information and equips you to use your strengths in that particular setting (Leading From Your Strengths Profiles in your work setting, Marriage Insights Profiles in your marriage, and Family Insights Profile in your family.)

2 people meeting at a coffee shopQ. Can I purchase profiles for other people, such as members of my team?
Yes. When you purchase profiles online, you will designate an email delivery address (or addresses) on the order form. You will receive a receipt for your purchase onscreen. Simultaneously, an email is delivered to the address(es) you designate, which includes a web site address and a personalized response link (single-use password). Recipients go to the website, enter their personalized response link, and complete the process.

Q. Should our team fill out our questionnaires together?
A. No. You and your team members should fill out profile questionnaires individually.

Q. Can I take the profile questionnaire if I am not at my own computer?
Yes. Profiles can be completed at anytime, from any Internet-connected computer in the world. Your results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.

Q. Are the profiles available in other languages in addition to English?
Currently, the Leading From Your Strengths profile is the only profile product fully translated into Spanish, meaning both the online questionnaire and the profile results are available in Spanish. To choose this option, log onto the questionnaire website (www.justrespond.com), and select Spanish from the response language drop-down menu. Both your online questionnaire and profile results will be in Spanish; the purchasing agent for the profile will receive the profile results in English. If the purchasing agent is the respondent, he will receive two sets of results, one in English and one in Spanish.

The online questionnaire can be completed in more than 30 languages by simply selecting a different language option at the questionnaire website. However, profile results are provided only in English (or Spanish). View the available questionnaire languages at www.justrespond.com by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

Q. How should we use the profile reports?
A. Sharing your profile results with your team will become a great springboard to increased communication and understanding. After both of you have completed the questionnaire and received your personal profile report, set aside time to discuss the results. Download the Leading From Your Strengths Workbook. Go through it on your own to gain deeper insights about your individual report. Ask team members to do the same. Use the Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit with your team. Identify which actions step to take as a team short-term and long-term.

Q. What is the difference between Leading From Your Strengths Profiles and Position Insights Profiles?
A. The Leading From Your Strengths Profile is a personalized, 20-page report that captures the strengths of an individual after that person fills out a 10-minute questionnaire. The Position Insights Profile is a 12-page report, completed by a recruiting team answering questions about the strengths demands for a job, which provides a clear and accurate picture of the behavioral demands of a specific job or position. (Learn more about Position Insights Profiles here.)

Read more Frequently Asked Questions on our Profile FAQs page.
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The Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit is the versatile and powerful turn-key curriculum that is designed to help you and your team better understand your unique strengths and how to blend and build those strengths.

Includes:

  • 10 one-hour training modules
  • DVD teaching featuring Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox
  • Poster-sized LFYS “Strengths Wheel” to capture and compare your entire group’s strengths
  • Discount codes for participants’ on-line assessments
  • Audio book of Leading From Your Strengths
  • Memory aids for future team growth

Note: 3-5 day delivery

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Inviting the right people into ministry, whether paid or volunteer, can be one of the toughest challenges leaders, ministry teams and search committees face. To help you address that challenge, the Position Insights Profile will identify the strengths needed and what the demands of any position are before the recruiting process starts.

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This book incorporates the Leading From Your Strengths Profile and illustrates key leadership and team principles in a clear, informative and entertaining manner. You’ll gain a greater understanding of your unique God-given strengths, the strengths of others on your team and how you will benefit by blending those strengths.

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Facilitator: Leading From Your Strengths

[three_fourth]The Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit is designed to help you and your team better understand your unique strengths and how to blend and build those strengths in a way that helps you become more productive, efficient, and creative than ever before.

Where do you begin? The next three steps are vital to the success of this program and your facilitation of the Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit.

Step 1 – Purchase Profiles

Each person participating in the Leading From Your Strengths program will need to complete the Leading From Your Strengths Assessment. As facilitator, it is recommended that you take your LFYS Assessment prior to your team taking it. To purchase assessments at a discounted rate, add profiles using the add to cart links in the right bar of this page and apply the discount coupon FACILITATOR at time of checkout.

STEP 2 – Assign Profiles

There are many support tools on the Leading From Your Strengths CD-ROM, located in the media tools in your kit, that are available to notify team members to complete the Leading From Your Strengths Assessment. This CD-ROM includes customizable letterhead and business cards where you can print event details and your contact information. It is our recommendation that you follow these steps to notify your participants:

  1. Create a letterhead with the appropriate information
    using the template.

  2. Write a letter to inform the participants about details
    of the upcoming training. (Example included in the facilitators guide.)

  3. Deliver the letters and monitor the completion of the
    assigned assessments.

  4. Make name tags using the template.

Step 3 – Overview

  • Read through and review the front pages (pgs 5-18) of
    the Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Facilitator’s
    Guide
    and the components of the kit:

  • Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Facilitator’s
    Guide
    provides the direction you need to lead your team through the
    Leading From Your Strengths process.

  • Print copies of the Leading From Your Strengths
    Team-Building Participant’s Manual
    to serve as each participant’s
    personal workbook and journal, which correlates with each training
    session.

  • Preview the Leading From Your Strengths DVD featuring
    10 teaching sessions straight from Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox, as
    well as two promotional vignettes.


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About Profiles ::

About Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term.

man at laptopProfile reports are compiled and presented instantaneously after you or a team member completes a simple, 10-minute online questionnaire. Results are delivered immediately by email.

The questionnaire

The questionnaire consists of 24 boxes. Each box contains four adjectives we call “descriptors.” The user reads each of the four descriptors and chooses which one describe what he is most like and least like.

It’s that simple.

The profile report

Although the profile questionnaire is quick and simple to complete, it provides sophisticated data in a 20-page report in the following sections:

Introduction: a detailed overview of the report contents.

Your Natural Strengths

  • Your Natural Strengths Scales: a narrative explanation of the four scales used to measure your natural strengths: problem solving, processing information, managing change, and facing risk.
  • Your Natural Strengths Chart: a visual picture in graph form representing your natural strengths in the four predictable areas: problem solving, processing information, managing change, facing risk.
  • General Characteristics: a narrative summary which summarizes a broad understanding of your strengths.
  • Value to the Team: a list of specific talents and strengths that you bring to a team.

Communication

  • Do’s in Communicating: a checklist for others to use with you (or for you to specify to others) that outlines action steps they can take to communicate effectively with you.
  • Don’ts in Communicating: a checklist for others to use with you (or for you to specify to others) that outlines communication methods that frustrate you or reduce your performance.

Environment

  • Ideal Environment: a list of duties, responsibilities, and environments that allow you to flourish and those that may frustrate you.

Leading and Motivating

  • Keys to Motivating: a list of what can motivate you, based on your wants and values.
  • Keys to Leading: a list of what you need from a leader so that you can perform at your optimum level.
  • Areas for Improvement: a list of your natural limitations or tendencies, allowing you to create an action plan for moving forward.

Self-Understanding

  • Perceptions: a list of ways you see yourself and ways others see you.

Your Adapted Strengths

  • Strengths Movement: a narrative explanation of strengths movement – the measure of how your current environment impacts your strengths positively and negatively.
  • Strengths Movement Chart: a visual picture in graph form of both your natural strengths and the impact of your current environment on those strengths, presented in the four predictable areas: problem solving, processing information, managing change, facing risk.
  • How Are You Having to “Adapt”?: a list of descriptions of how you may feel you need to respond to your current environment to be accepted.
  • Natural and Adapted Style: a side-by-side comparison of your natural strengths style and your adapted style, revealing the stress and pressure you may feel when you adapt your natural style to your current environment.
  • The Ministry Insights Strengths Wheel: a narrative and visual explanation that shows you and your team your collective strengths.

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Why Use Profiles::

Why Use the Profiles?

Of all places, the Christian church can be a refuge from the relational battles that rage in our culture. But harmony and reconciliation are not flourishing in the body. Rather, today’s ministries and churches are routinely characterized by division – or at best, the status quo.

teamGod’s plan offers something much better than that. He created every member of a team with unique strengths (1 Corinthians 12) … strengths that are meant to blend together to build His Kingdom.

Often leaders are unaware that the differences in their people actually represent enormous strengths. But once leaders recognize the need to pursue God’s plan for differences with their staffs and teams, the results are life-changing.

Here are just some of the reasons leaders like you have used Leading From Your Strengths profiles with their teams – with transformational results.

Churches

Ministry leaders struggle to have positive, productive relationships within their staff and among congregations as never before. But as conflicts deepen, fractured relationships lead to burnout. Here are some truths about what is happening in churches today:

  • Each month, 1,600 pastors are terminated or forced to resign their pulpits.
  • 50% of pastors have considered leaving the ministry in the last six months.
  • 85% seminary graduates who enter full-time ministry will not survive in the ministry more than 5 years.
  • 61% pastors admit that they “have few close friends.”
  • Only 1 out of every 10 pastors will actually be in some form of professional ministry upon retirement.
  • Leaders cite the number one reason they leave the church is conflict.

Sources: The Alban Institute, The Barna Group, The Fuller Institute, Pastoral Care, Inc., SBC LeaderCare Program, Sunscape Ministries of Colorado

Workplaces

“Genuine teamwork remains as elusive as it has ever been,” according to executive team development consultant Patrick Lencioni. “The foundational dysfunction is an absence of trust.” This lack of trust leads to fear of conflict. Christian ministries are not immune, but rather experience the same kinds of relational struggle as mainstream commercial enterprises.

  • A recent study of 1,736 ministry leaders concluded one of their lowest-rated priorities is creating a healthy corporate culture.
  • 40% of staff members in Christian organizations feel there is not a high level of trust between senior management and employees.
  • 46% of workers in Christian organizations describe themselves as “neutral” or “unengaged.”
  • 85% of leaders say their greatest problem is dealing with difficult people, such as disgruntled or uncooperative staff members, board members, and colleagues.

Sources: Best Christian Places to Work Institute, The Barna Group, Patrick Lencioni in “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

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Ways To Use Profiles

Leading Form Your Strengths (LFYS) profiles allow leaders and teams to understand themselves, each other, and work more effectively together. After completing a simple individual online questionnaire, leaders and teams receive personalized reports which help them discover their God-given strengths. This objective, positive date allows teams to complete each other to build their ministry.

team leader with teammatesHere are practical steps you can take to use your team’s profile information to build a powerful, energizing environment in your team both short- and long-term.

Complete an individual questionnaire

Leaders often forget that they, too, are members of a team. By filling out the questionnaire, you will not only learn about yourself but you will also provide valuable information to team members about yourself. Fill out the profile questionnaire and read the resulting report. Note what you learn from it or how the report confirms what you already know. Review the action steps. See which ones you can implement right away.

Get feedback

Allow the people closest to you to read your report – not just those on your team, but also family members and close friends. Discuss it with them. Have them ask questions about the statements and descriptions provided. The profile is designed not only for your personal use, but for sharing.

Discover your team members’ strengths

Ask your team members to complete the profile questionnaire. Read their reports. Talk about the results with each person individually and ask for their input. Share your report with them. Challenge them to take one or two of their own action steps as soon as possible.

Learn more about the strengths movement

Read Leading From Your Strengths: Building Close-Knit Ministry Teams.

Learn how to apply profile report data

Download the free Leading From Your Strengths Workbook. Go through it on your own to gain deeper insights about your individual report. Ask team members to do the same.

Implement strengths principles as you lead

Take our free online Leadership Course to understand how to implement strengths principles into your leadership skill set.

Use profile report data as a team

Work through the Leading From Your Strengths Team Building Discovery Kit with your team. Identify which actions step to take as a team short-term and long-term.

Invite a LFYS certified practitioner to guide your team

Certified trainers are available worldwide to help you interpret and apply profile report results for you and your team.

When Leading From Your Strengths Profile data is implemented in both the immediate short-term and over time, it will direct you and your team into a whole new trajectory of working together using your individual and team strengths.

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Free Workbook::

Leading From Your Strengths Workbook

Leading From Your Strengths Workbook coverThe 16-page Leading From Your Strengths Workbook, a free download, is a self-paced manual that complements the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. The workbook helps you get the most out of your profile by walking you through every section of your personal report. Questions help you dig deeper into the most important personal information from the report and gain insight – so you can create goals to apply to your life and impact your ministry.

Download the Leading From Your Strengths Workbook.

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How To Buy Profiles::

How to Buy Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

African American womanProfiles (made up of an online questionnaire and subsequent report) can be purchased at this website using an email address and a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). Your personal information is safe through our secure shopping cart system. Take these steps:

  • Click on “Add to Cart” at the right to select a profile or set of profiles.
  • Fill out the online order form completely. Billing information needs to match the credit card’s billing address to complete your order.
  • View and print your receipt displayed onscreen at the end of the checkout process. You’ll also receive a copy by email.
  • Look in the email for your single-use password code, which you will use to complete your online profile assessment.
  • Once you complete the online questionnaire (in 10 minutes or less), results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.
  • Your credit card statement will show charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.

Where to take the inventory

Profiles can be purchased and completed at anytime, from any Internet-connected computer in the world. Your results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.

How to purchase profiles for other people, such as members of your staff or team

When you purchase profiles online, you will designate an email delivery address (or addresses) on the order form. You will receive a receipt for your complete purchase onscreen.

Simultaneously, an email receipt will be sent immediately to every email address you designate, whether just your own or many. The email will include instructions for each individual recipient, including a website address they can click on and a personalized response link (single-use password code) to use in order to complete the questionnaire. Recipients go to the website, enter their single-use password code, and complete the questionnaire.

How to order profiles in other languages

The Leading From Your Strengths profile is fully translated into Spanish, meaning both the online questionnaire and the profile results are available in Spanish. To choose this option, log onto the questionnaire website and select Spanish from the response language drop-down menu. Both your online questionnaire and profile results will be in Spanish. You, as purchaser, will receive the profile results in English. If you are both purchaser and respondent, you will receive two sets of results, one in English and one in Spanish.

The online questionnaire can be completed in more than 30 languages by simply selecting a different language option at the questionnaire website. However, profile results are provided only in English (or Spanish, if you so designate). View the available questionnaire languages at www.justrespond.com by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

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What People Say About Leading From Your Strengths Profiles

4 people blurry“Prison Fellowship uses the Leading From Your Strengths profile and training materials for our Leadership Institute. We want to keep our focus on serving the Lord and advancing His Kingdom. We use LFYS to train our staff on solving problems before they surface, as a coaching tool to help resolve conflict with a ministry team, and placing staff in positions that match their strengths abilities.”
Charles W. Colson (1931-2012)
Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon; founder of Prison Fellowship, noted Christian leader and cultural commentator

“Past experiences with other tests made me skeptical of taking the assessment even though I like graphs and tests. Nevertheless, at the advice of my coach, I took the Leading From Your Strengths profile. I admit I think it is the real deal. The profile has helped me understand myself and even my place in the world better. I’ve been hardwired by God to be the way I am. The things about myself I used to think of as a kind of a curse I am now growing to understand as actual gifts, because God crafted me like this. I am learning to embrace my introversion as a strength and not a deficiency of some sort – a complete reversal from what I have felt all my life.
Young widower

“Leading From Your Strengths assessment is like a breath of fresh air for finding your “place” in the world and for enriching ALL your relationships. The profile provides an awareness that helps us embrace our own personalities and the personalities of others in our sphere of influence. Thank you, Ministry Insights, for this treasure!”
Pam Taylor Level I Certified Life Coach
Loaves and Fishes Life Coaching

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Profile FAQs::

Leading From Your Strengths Profile FAQs

Q. What’s the difference between Leading From Your Strengths Profiles and your other profile products?
A. Leading From Your Strengths (LFYS) Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term. All Ministry Insights profile products draw upon the same principle: every person is uniquely gifted and contribute to his or her work environment, marriage, or family. Each profile set analyzes your one-of-a-kind personality information and equips you to use your strengths in that particular setting (Leading From Your Strengths Profiles in your work setting, Marriage Insights Profiles in your marriage, and Family Insights Profile in your family.)

2 people meeting at a coffee shopQ. Can I purchase profiles for other people, such as members of my team?
Yes. When you purchase profiles online, you will designate an email delivery address (or addresses) on the order form. You will receive a receipt for your purchase onscreen. Simultaneously, an email is delivered to the address(es) you designate, which includes a web site address and a personalized response link (single-use password). Recipients go to the website, enter their personalized response link, and complete the process.

Q. Should our team fill out our questionnaires together?
A. No. You and your team members should fill out profile questionnaires individually.

Q. Can I take the profile questionnaire if I am not at my own computer?
Yes. Profiles can be completed at anytime, from any Internet-connected computer in the world. Your results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.

Q. Are the profiles available in other languages in addition to English?
Currently, the Leading From Your Strengths profile is the only profile product fully translated into Spanish, meaning both the online questionnaire and the profile results are available in Spanish. To choose this option, log onto the questionnaire website (www.justrespond.com), and select Spanish from the response language drop-down menu. Both your online questionnaire and profile results will be in Spanish; the purchasing agent for the profile will receive the profile results in English. If the purchasing agent is the respondent, he will receive two sets of results, one in English and one in Spanish.

The online questionnaire can be completed in more than 30 languages by simply selecting a different language option at the questionnaire website. However, profile results are provided only in English (or Spanish). View the available questionnaire languages at www.justrespond.com by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

Q. How should we use the profile reports?
A. Sharing your profile results with your team will become a great springboard to increased communication and understanding. After both of you have completed the questionnaire and received your personal profile report, set aside time to discuss the results. Download the Leading From Your Strengths Workbook. Go through it on your own to gain deeper insights about your individual report. Ask team members to do the same. Use the Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit with your team. Identify which actions step to take as a team short-term and long-term.

Q. What is the difference between Leading From Your Strengths Profiles and Position Insights Profiles?
A. The Leading From Your Strengths Profile is a personalized, 20-page report that captures the strengths of an individual after that person fills out a 10-minute questionnaire. The Position Insights Profile is a 12-page report, completed by a recruiting team answering questions about the strengths demands for a job, which provides a clear and accurate picture of the behavioral demands of a specific job or position. (Learn more about Position Insights Profiles here.)

Read more Frequently Asked Questions on our Profile FAQs page.
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Includes:

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  • DVD teaching featuring Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox
  • Poster-sized LFYS “Strengths Wheel” to capture and compare your entire group’s strengths
  • Discount codes for participants’ on-line assessments
  • Audio book of Leading From Your Strengths
  • Memory aids for future team growth

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Family Insights Profile: Lead From Your Strengths

Family Insights Profile Helps Families Lead From Their Strengths

God created each member of your family with unique strengths. His plan for families is not for isolation or broken relationships, but rather closeness and support. The problem is, until now, families have not had a simple way to capture their unique strengths in a meaningful way and understand how they can work together.family on hammock

Family Insights Profiles empower families to take this step – for each of you to discover and use your God-given strengths, to value each others’ strengths, and to blend. Parents complete a Parent Insights Profile. Teens complete a Teen Insights Profile. Together, family members come together and share their results.

Whether you’re looking to strengthen your family or bring unity from conflict – don’t just survive. Your family can thrive.


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About Profiles::

About Family Insights Profiles

Family Insights Profiles are actually two sets of reports: the Parent Insights Profile and the Teen Insights Profile. Each family member, whether parent or teen, completes the appropriate questionnaire and receives an individualized profile report by email. Together, parents and teens share their results using the Family Insights Process Guide free download.

African American family walking on lakefront beachThis simple process allows all of you to discover the unique differences in your family and equip you with the understanding to value those differences, increasing communication and building supportive, closer relationships during this crucial time in your family’s life.

About Parent Insights Profile

The Parent Insights Profile is for parents. It is a personalized, detailed 20-page report outlining your individual and relational strengths and how you apply them to your family relationships. The report accurately and objectively describes who you are in your family, your parenting style, keys to motivating you based on your wants and values, and keys to effective communication based on your strengths.

Profile reports are compiled and presented instantaneously after you complete a simple, 10-minute online questionnaire. Results are delivered immediately by email.
When you and your family members share each others’ reports with each other, you will begin to understand each other better and discover how you complement one another. The profiles also provide action steps to equip you to communicate more effectively and grow closer as a family. You’ll have the ability to speak each others’ language like never before.

About Teen Insights Profile

The Teen Insights Profile is for teenagers. It is a personalized, detailed 20-page report outlining your teen’s individual and relational strengths and how he or she applies them to your family relationships. Designed specifically for adolescents, the report statements are written in the first person and will read as if your son or daughter had opened the window into their deepest wants, needs and desires. The report accurately and objectively challenges your teen to assess their decision-making style, discover the most effective way they accomplish tasks, and handle conflict. This profile will be liberating and encouraging for them, and will give them an objective platform to share information and understanding with you.

Profile reports are compiled and presented instantaneously after your teen completes a simple, 10-minute online questionnaire. Results are delivered immediately by email.

The profile questionnaire

Both Parent Insights and Teen Insights questionnaires consist of 24 boxes. Each box contains four adjectives we call “descriptors.” The user reads each of the four descriptors and chooses which one describe what he is most like and least like.

It’s that simple.

The Profile Report

Both the Parent Insights Profile and Teen Insights Profile are packed full of information to improve communication in your family. Each includes the following sections:

  • Introduction: an explanation of the meanings of the letters in Your Style Analysis Graph and brief description of the basic character traits.

Your Strengths

  • Your Style Analysis Graph: a visual picture in graph form of your “core” style in four relational areas: problem solving, processing information, managing change, facing risk.
  • General Statements: a narrative summary which outlines a broad understanding of your strengths and behavioral style. The teen version is in first person, as if your teen recorded a list describing his or her own strengths and behaviors.

Communication

  • Checklist for Communicating: practical ways for others to communicate with you.
  • Don’ts on Communicating: practical steps for others to avoid when communicating with you.
  • One-Word Descriptors: words that may describe you in the four predictable areas.
  • Communicating with Others: a list of ways you can improve your communication with others.

Self-Understanding

  • Perceptions: a list of ways you see yourself and ways others see you.
  • Action Plan: a guide for preparing a plan to improve communication.

Your Adapted Strengths

  • Additional Insights: a narrative explanation of how much you feel you may need to adapt your core style to match the needs or requirements of your home environment and to fit your unique family relationships.
  • Style Analysis Graphs: a visual picture in graph form of your “core” style and your “adapted” style.
  • How Are You Having to “Adapt”?: a list of descriptions of how you may feel you need to respond to the current home environment to be successful as a parent or accepted by your parents as a teen.
  • The Ministry Insights Wheel: a narrative and visual explanation that reveals your family’s collective strengths.

Sharing your Family Insights Profiles with your family will become a great springboard to increased communication and understanding. Use the Family Insights Process Guide (a free download) to walk you through sharing your profiles and forming a plan to blend differences.

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Why Use Family Insights Profiles?

Differences divide people today as never before. A large percentage of homes are filled with conflict, isolation, or brokenness. Families everywhere are torn apart and are in crisis – and Christians are not immune.

family walking on a fenceGod’s plan for families offers something much better than that. He gives each family member unique strengths that are meant to blend together to create an atmosphere of mutual support – to complement, not compete (1 Corinthians 12, Psalm 68:6, Psalm 133:1).

How Families Can Become Stronger

Often families are unaware that their differences actually represent enormous strengths.  But once parents and children recognize the need to pursue God’s plan for differences in their families, the results are life-changing. No matter what the family unit – a single-parent family, a traditional family, or a blended family – each member brings individual strengths to the unit and makes it stronger.

Why Do Families Choose to Discover Their Strengths?

The break up of the American family is not a new story, although recent studies demonstrate its devastating impact on our culture. Fortunately, new generations understand the value of the family as our social unit. 61% American “Millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1991 – say family comes first in their list of what’s important, ahead of friends, education, careers and even religion. That’s excellent news!

Here are a few more reasons families like yours have used Family Insights Profiles in their homes with transformational results.

  • 40% of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers.
  • One of every 3 children born in the U.S. is the child of an unwed mother.
  • 26% of children under 21 live with a single parent.
  • The vast majority of American parents (91%) say that being a success as a parent does not include instilling faith in God in their children.
  • 70% of Americans say they have a frustrating or difficult relative.
  • When asked what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, 5,000 surveyed adults say they wished their parents had listened more, they wished they could have talked about feelings more, and they wished they had talked to their parents more.
  • An informal poll by a leading wellness educator reports that 82% find family gatherings stressful; 53% say their stress stems from interacting with difficult relatives.

Sources: The Barna Group; Furstenberg, Peterson, Nord, and Zill, “Life Course”; Hudson Institute Executive Briefing, 1997; Leonard Felder Ph.D.: “When Difficult relatives happen to good people”; Lifeway Research; Gary and Greg Smalley; United States Census Department: “Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support, 2007”; Wade, Horn and Busy, “Fathers, Marriage and Welfare Reform.”

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How To Use Family Insights Profiles

Family Insights Profiles allow parents and teens to understand their strengths, how their strengths complement each other, and build closeness and support. After completing a simple individual online questionnaire, each family member receives a personalized report which helps them discover their God-given strengths. This objective, positive data allows families to discover and value each others’ strengths and then create a plan to build a stronger family unit.

family sitting in a treeHere are practical steps your family can take to use Family Insights Profiles and build a supportive, energizing family life.

Complete the appropriate Family Insights questionnaire

Each family member completes the appropriate questionnaire. Parents fill out Parent Insights questionnaire; teens fill out Teen Insights questionnaire.

Read your profile reports

Each of you can learn about yourself from the report or confirm what you already know. Read the report more than once to understand it better.

Highlight statements

Each family member selects at least four statements in each section of your report that you believes is most true about yourself.

Share with your family

Use your reports as a springboard for discussion. Set aside time to talk about profile results as a family. Share highlighted sections from your report and listen as others share theirs.

Apply what you learn

Use the Action Plan section of your reports to choose commitments you’re willing to make to improve your communication and relationship.

Use the Family Insights Process Guide

This free, 5-page download can guide you and your family through the process of sharing your profiles, understanding your strengths, and growing together.

Learn more

Read the book Parenting From Your Strengths to get an even better idea about understanding and appreciating your family members’ strengths.

Keep growing

Continue to regularly reinforce your family members’ strengths and affirm positive changes, understanding, and improved communication with each other.

A solid understanding about differences in your family takes time and effort, but the rewards of a stronger, more supportive home are priceless.

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Free Guide::

The Family Insights Process Guide

Family Process Guide coverThe 5-page Family Insights Process Guide, a free download, is a step-by-step handbook for parents and their teenagers to use after they have taken the Family Insights Profiles (Parent Insights Profile and Teen Insights Profile.) The guide is a catalyst for communication, positive relationship changes, and building more understanding between parents and teens. Short exercises help structure discussion related to each section are accompanied by clear action items to strengthen your family.

Download the Family Insights Process Guide

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How to Buy Family Insights Profiles

Profiles, made up of an online questionnaire and subsequent report, can be purchased at this website using an email address and a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). Your personal information is safe through our secure shopping cart system.

mom and daughterTake these steps to buy Family Insights Profiles:

  • Click on “Add to Cart” at the right to select a profile or set of profiles. (Note: for best outcomes, each parent must complete an individual Parent Insights Profile; each teen must complete a Teen Insights Profile.)
  • Fill out the online order form completely. Billing information needs to match the credit card’s billing address to complete your order.
  • View and print your receipt displayed onscreen at the end of the checkout process. You’ll also receive a copy by email.
  • Look in the email for a single-use password code for each family member completing a profile questionnaire. Family members will use their personal single-use password to complete their questionnaires online.
  • Once each family member completes the online questionnaire (in 10 minutes or less), results will be delivered immediately to his or her email inbox designated on the order form.
  • Your credit card statement will show charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.

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Family Insights Profile FAQs

Q. What’s the difference between Family Profiles, Parent Profiles, and Teen Profiles?
A. “Family Profiles” is the overarching term we use to refer to a combination of individual profiles from all members of your family. Parent Profile questionnaires are completed by each parent. The resulting report describes the parent’s strengths and parenting style. Teen Profile questionnaires are completed by each teen in the family. The resulting report describes the teen’s strengths and how he or she applies them in family relationships.

African American familyQ. Should we fill out our questionnaires together?
A. No. Each parent and teen should fill out his or her profile questionnaire individually. Profiles can completed at anytime from any internet-connected computer.

Q. How do I purchase profiles for my entire family?
A. When you purchase profiles online, you will designate an email delivery address (or addresses) on the order form. You will receive a receipt for your complete purchase onscreen. Simultaneously, an email receipt will be sent immediately to every email address you designate, whether your own or many. The email will include instructions for each individual recipient, including a website address they can click on and a personalized response link (single-use password code) to use in order to complete the questionnaire. Recipients go to the website, enter their single-use password code, and complete the questionnaire.

Q. How should we use the profile reports?
A. The profile reports provide a springboard for discussion and growth in your family. After each family member has completed the questionnaire and received their personal profile report, set aside a time to discuss the results. Use the Family Insights Process Guide to steer your discussion. Remind family members that using the Family Insights Profiles is an ongoing process. Ask family members to commit to reinforcing what they learn about themselves and each other.

Read more Frequently Asked Questions on our Profile FAQs page.

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Position Insights Profile


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Inviting the right people into ministry, whether as a paid employee or as a volunteer, can be one of the toughest challenges leaders face.

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Use the Position Insights Profile to Invite the Right People Onto Your Team

The Positions Insights Profile works hand-in-hand with the Leading From Your Strengths Profile and the Successful Staffing Guide to give you what you need most: insight in inviting the right people to join your team. We help you clearly define a position, the strengths needed to fill it successfully, and identify strengths in the candidates who apply.

Get started now – and have the successful team you’ve always dreamed about.

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Ministry Insights uses a process and provides tools to facilitate a successful staffing experience for your ministry, company, or organization.

man in a brown sweaterWe Provide a Process

The process equips you and your team to take these 3 steps to fit the right people into the right position:

  1. Understand the strengths needed in the job
  2. Define the strengths needed in the position for superior performance
  3. Identify which candidates are best suited for the position based on their natural strengths

We Provide Tools

We provide tools to facilitate this proven process. These resources walk you and your team through each step staffing to successfully place candidates best suited to their respective positions.

Understand

Use the Successful Staffing Guide, a free download that guides you through the process of understanding a position, defining it, and then selecting the best candidate based on strengths

Define

Use Position Insights Profiles to helps you and your team define a position and the strengths needed to fulfill it well – before the recruiting process starts.

Identify

Have candidates complete the Leading From Your Strengths Profile to identify their strengths and what they can bring to the position.

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About Position Insights Profiles

Position Insights Profiles establishes the strength-based job benchmark for any position — paid or volunteer. They are detailed, 12-page reports compiled and presented instantaneously after a small committee of stakeholders completes a simple questionnaire focusing on the strengths demands of the job itself (not the strengths of the person who will perform the job.) The report identifies the strengths needed for each position in your ministry, specifically in four key areas:

  • Pencil and questionnaireSolving problems
  • Influencing others
  • Responding to the pace of the environment
  • Following rules and procedures

The questionnaire

The questionnaire consists of 40 statements about the job. Each statement is followed by 6 boxes arranged as a continuum from “extensive” to “very limited.” Each committee member individually ranks one block at a time, in relation to their feedback about the job. Together, the committee gains a consensus about each statement and proceeds to the next block until all blocks are completed.

It’s that simple.

The profile report

The Positions Insights Profile includes the following:

  • A graph of the behavioral profile of the position
  • A written summary of the position, including an overview of the strengths needed for the position
  • Success Insights Wheel, demonstrating the strengths an ideal candidate would bring to your team
  • Detail pages of the requirements in the position for each of the four key behavioral areas (Problems and Challenges, People and Information, Pace and Change, Procedures and Rules).

Combining the Profiles

Predictable issues and conflicts can be avoided if the recruiting team or leader assesses how much “strength” or intensity of each one of four key factors is needed for a person to succeed in the job. After completing the Position Insights Profile and identifying these four issues required by the position, your recruiting team can invite candidates to complete the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. Results can then be used to compare a candidate’s strengths in those four areas to the strengths most needed in the position.

How Position Insights Profiles can help in the staffing process

  • Build consensus. Your team can reach agreement about expectations for positions and candidates.
  • Foster clarity. Your team can create a comprehensive report on the behavioral demands of a position.
  • Outline expectations. Your team can gain insight into the unwritten expectations of each position.
  • Cultivate longevity. You can reduce staff turnover by matching the position with the ideal candidate.
  • Evaluate ministry-wide. You have flexibility to evaluate and fill any position.

When to Use Position Insights Profiles and the Staffing Guide

  • Recruiting
  • Staffing
  • Conflict resolution
  • Performance review
  • New hire orientation

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How to Order Position Insights Profiles

Profiles (made up of an online questionnaire and subsequent report) can be purchased at this website using an email address and a valid credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express). Your personal information is safe through our secure shopping cart system. Take these steps:

  • Complete the consensus questionnaire (from the Staffing Guide) with your committee.
  • Click on “Add to Cart” at the right to select a profile or set of profiles.
  • Fill out the online order form completely. Billing information needs to match the credit card’s billing address to complete your order.
  • View and print your receipt displayed onscreen at the end of the checkout process. You’ll also receive a copy by email.
  • Look in the email for your single-use password code, which you will use to transfer consensus questionnaire responses online.
  • Once you complete the online questionnaire (in 10 minutes or less), results will be delivered immediately to your inbox.
  • Your credit card statement will show charges to Ministry Insights or Insights International.

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About the Successful Staffing Guide

Successful Staffing Guide coverThe Successful Staffing Guide is a free download. It walks you through a comprehensive 6-step process to fit the right person in the right position. The guide shows you how to incorporate the Position Insights Profiles and Leading From Your Strengths Profiles so you can clearly define a position and select the best candidate based on strengths.

Download the Successful Staffing Guide.

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Every person participating in the team building process should take and print the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. This quick and simple online assessment, you will immediately receive a comprehensive, objective, and personalized report, where you will gain tremendous insight into your natural strengths and how those strengths are operating in your life.

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The Leading From Your Strengths Team-Building Discovery Kit is the versatile and powerful turn-key curriculum that is designed to help you and your team better understand your unique strengths and how to blend and build those strengths.

Includes:

  • 10 one-hour training modules
  • DVD teaching featuring Dr. John Trent and Rodney Cox
  • Poster-sized LFYS “Strengths Wheel” to capture and compare your entire group’s strengths
  • Discount codes for participants’ on-line assessments
  • Audio book of Leading From Your Strengths
  • Memory aids for future team growth

Note: 3-5 day delivery

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What People Say::

What People Say

“We used the profiles as part of the final short listing candidates when we recruited our newest staff member. They were invaluable. Even the unsuccessful applicants thanked us for the report.”
Julian Dunham
Arrow Leadership, Australia

“Thank you so much for teaching at New Staff Training. As always your sessions gain high marks with the incoming staff and this year with over 300 new staff members I am grateful for how God has gifted you to teach people how to embrace and lead from their strengths. Your openness to share has impacted this ministry greatly.”
Mona Patel, YoungLife

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FAQs::

Position Insights Profile FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the difference between Position Insights Profiles and Leading From Your Strengths Profiles?

team working together at a PCA. The Position Insights Profile is a 12-page report that provides a clear and accurate picture of the behavioral demands of a specific job or position. It is completed by a recruiting team answering questions about the strengths demands for a job – not an individual. In contrast, the Leading From Your Strengths Profile is a personalized, 20-page report that captures the strengths of an individual after that person fills out a 10-minute questionnaire. It is a tool that can be used to compare candidates’ strengths to the strengths needed in the job in order to select the best person for that person.

Q. How can the Successful Staffing Guide benefit my team?
A. The Successful Staffing Guide is a free resource which thoroughly explains how to create a position profile for a specific job. The Guide outlines how to go through the recruiting process step-by-step.

Q. Who provides input in creating a Position Insights Profile for a particular position?
A. You can select who contributes to the process. We recommend you identify a small group of 3-5 invested stakeholders, including the hiring manager, position supervisor, current person in the position who is exceeding expectations, and 1-2 people who the position will serve.

Q. Must I use both the Position Insights Profile (to create benchmark strengths) and the Leading From Your Strengths Profile (for potential candidates) in order to successfully fill a position?
A. No. While we urge you to use both tools for the best possible results, the two profiles can be used independently in the candidate selection process.

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Can I add a link to purchase the profile on my website?

online shopping cart to add a linkYou can add a link to your website to allow users to purchase profiles. Adding a link is easy.

Take These Steps to Add a Link

  • Find the product you want to add to your website.
  • Right click on the “Add to Cart” image.
  • Click “Copy Link Location” or “Copy Shortcut.” This will copy the link to your clipboard.
  • Insert the link into your site.

Get more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How do I reprint my profile?

printer to reprint the profileYou can reprint the profile as many times as you choose.

Take these steps to reprint the profile

  • Find  your original Response Link.
  • Go to www.justrespond.com.
  • Insert the link in the Response Link box. Click “Start.” You will be prompted for the email address you used when you completed the profile previously.
  • An option will appear to reprint your profile.

Get more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How often should I take a profile?

woman at computer to take a profileHow often should you take a profile assessment?

While your natural strengths data is not likely to change over the course of your lifetime, your adaptive strengths data will change as you move into new circumstances or new environments. Adaptive strengths data will also change as you grow and mature.

When to Take a Profile

We recommend a profile be retaken every year to 18 months — or sooner if there is any significant change in your environment.

Get more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

How secure is my profile information?

computer with lock to secure profile informationYour profile information (as well as your personal information) is stored securely with Ministry Insights.

Your Profile Information Is Confidential

All profiles are completely confidential. They are only delivered to the email address you provide and/or to the purchasing agent.

If You Lose Your Profile Report

Ministry Insights saves a copy of your report on a secure, dedicated server in case you misplace it or need to another copy delivered to your email address. Ministry Insights servers, web sites, shopping cart and online questionnaire processes are secured using the highest standards in Internet technology and computer security protocols.

Find more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

What if I disagree with my profile?

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Occasionally a user may disagree with profile results.

Ministry Insights profiles are generated based upon responses to the online questionnaire. They reflect the unique behavioral style associated with those responses. For example, if a mostly dominant, assertive, confident person chooses accurate descriptors on the assessment, the report will highlight those characteristics in the text and graphs.

However, no man-made assessment can ever take into account all of the complexities of a human being or how they behave in all situations. As the psalmist wrote, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14).

What May Cause You to Disagrees With Profile Results

There may be some statements in your profile report that don’t apply directly to you. We recommend that you explore those fully by discussing with someone close to you and then if you still disagree, strike those statements and focus on the statements with which you agree.

In rare instances, an individual who is experiencing high levels of stress may not be able to respond to the questionnaire with a high degree of clarity. If you feel this could be a contributing factor in the responses you provided, we recommend that you re-take the profile at a later time when the stress in your life has subsided.

From time to time, users attempt to second-guess the profile questions or “trick” the profile when completing the questionnaire. In these instances, it is understandable that the results will not reflect your true strengths and behaviors.

Find more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

How do I apply the profile?

couple sitting on the couch talking about ways to apply the profileUsers want to know how to apply the profile in practical ways.

The profiles help you recognize and understand your God-given strengths. In addition, they provide an objective platform and practical statements to use for improving communication with others.

The Best Way to Apply the Profile

The most valuable method for applying the profile is sharing and discussing your results with others. Consider discussing your profile report with family members, friends, and your small group.

More Ways to Apply the Profile

Use the support tools offered on this website (including free downloads, workbooks, videos, books, and curriculum) to guide you through the process of understanding and applying your strengths. You’ll find that the support tools provide additional information to help you clarify and understand how to get the most out of your profile.

Further, we recommend that you review your profile report periodically. You can also retake a profile every year to 18 months, or when there are substantial changes in your environment, to identify ways to grow further.

Find more answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.