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Strengths

Introduction to Strengths and Clifton StrenghtsFinder
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Rachael Sparks

on 2 August 2015

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Stren
Strengths
Exploring your
Successful "Strengths" People:
Capitalize on their UNIQUENESS
Invent ways to apply their greatest talents!
"Non-Strengths" people:
Know and build on their talents
6
times less likely to be engaged at work!
And, chances are:
"Which would help you be most successful in life- knowing your weaknesses and attempting to improve your weaknesses, or knowing what your strengths are and attempting to build on your strengths?" - Don Clifton
They dread going to work!
Have more negative than positive interactions with their colleagues.
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+
Treat customers poorly.
Talent Themes:
Tell their friends what a miserable company they work for!
Achieve less on a daily basis.
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Have fewer positive and creative moments.
Talents
Apply their greatest talents
In roles that fit them!
Relationship
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Adaptability
Connectedness
Developer
Empathy
Harmony
Includer
Individualization
Positivity
Relator
Gallup
The Results?
Study of work performance
Interviewed excellent performers
In many different professions
Naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling and behavior that can be productively applied.
Talent Themes
Combinations of talents.
Executing
Achiever
Arranger
Belief
Consistency
Deliberative
Discipline
Focus
Responsibility
Restorative
"It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
-Albus Dumbledore
Talents involve Choices
Approach your life from position of strength
Use your talents for good
Talents are Useful
Influencing
Activator
Command
Communication
Competition
Maximizer
Self-Assurance
Significance
Woo
Learner
Strategic Thinking
Analytical
Context
Futuristic
Ideation
Input
Intellection
Strategic
A tool for excellence
many talents get to the same outcome
Greatest potential for growth
Talents
Strengths
Success
Weaknesses
Talents Help Explain You... and others
They are the motivation behind the behavior
They provide Energy!
They are:
Unique
Enduring and Automatic
A Filter
What makes a strength?
Well there's a formula....
Talent x Investment=Strength
Naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior
Strengths
Talent
x Investment=Strength
(predisposition)
(predisposition)
Talents are not subjects
They never turn off!
Knowledge:
factual or experiential
Skill:
ability to perform a sequence of steps for a specific activity
Practice:
time, effort, and repetition
Talents
Investment
Talent
x
=Strength
(effort)
Strength
Investment
(effort)
Talent
x
Success
Weaknesses
(predisposition)
(developed)
=
consistent, near perfect behavior in an activity
Talents
Success
Weaknesses
Strengths
Success
Weaknesses
Benefits using talents and strengths?
Talents
Strengths
Talents
Strengths
Success
Weaknesses
Weaknesses impede excellent performance.
Where do they come from?
Lack of talent, knowledge, skills, practice, or effort
A misuse or abuse of a talent
Top Achievers
They recognize and manage their weaknesses but FOCUS on
strengths
naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior
Knowledge:
Skill:
Practice:
factual or experiential
ability to perform a sequence of steps for a specific activity
time, effort, and repetition
SUCCESS!
Academics
Career Choices
Job Seeking
Career Success
Leading
Managing
Relationships
Teams
Influencing #1's:
* Paula Schneller (Command)

* Janet (Communication)

* Beth D (Maximizer)

* Justin (Maximizer)
Executing #1's:
Cathy (Deliberative)
Erin (Restorative)
Jennifer (Discipline)
Seth W (Restorative)
Paula W (Achiever)
Seth A (Deliberative)
Kelly (Achiever)
Christine (Responsibility)
Alesia (Deliberative)
Carrie (Restorative)
Relationship Building #1's:
* Scott (Adaptability)
* Angie M (Empathy)
* Beth H (Developer)
* Stacy (Connectedness)
* Marlyn Minor (Empathy)
Strategic Thinking #1's:
Kay (Strategic)
Adam (Learner)
Angie S (Intellection)
Michael (Strategic)
Shannon (Futuristic)
Gary (Analytical)
Tim (Learner)
Eric (Context)
Jerrod (Context)
Derek (Analytical)
Diane (Learner)
Megan (Learner)
Rachael (Input)
Rebecca (Futuristic)
Only one's with these Strengths:
Significance: Beth D
Includer: Scott
Activator: Rebecca
No one in our office has:
Self-assurance
Focus
Relator
is the most common strength in our office!
Office Facts!
Presents:
Rachael Sparks & Anna Gronneberg
www.inner
spark
consulting.com
ignite@innersparkconsulting.com
877
-58-
SPARK
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