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StrengthsFinder 2.0

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Sara Gamez

on 22 September 2014

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Transcript of StrengthsFinder 2.0

Think about this....
Nobody can be the best at everything. Trying to achieve this goal will only result in.....
The Agenda
Strengths vs. Weaknesses we all have them.....
What is StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder?
Who is Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. & Marcus Buckingham and why do I care?
But what if we could focus on our strengths?
Not just the things we are good at.....
The things that
make us feel.....
Positive Psychology
34 themes
Top 5 Strengths*
Researched top achievers and found three basic findings:
First, the best of the best build their lives upon their greatest talents.
Second, they manage their weaknesses.
Third, they invent ways to take their talents into areas where they want to improve and increase performance.

Focus on making your weaknesses a strength
Focus on talent development to achieve levels of excellence
In Summary:
You have a group of talents within you.
Your greatest talents hold the key to high achievement, success, and progress to levels of personal excellence.
Becoming aware of your talents builds confidence and provides a basis for achievement.
Each of your talents can be applied in many areas including relationships, learning, academics, leadership, service, and careers.
As you develop and apply strengths, your achievements will increase and you will experience greater and more frequent successes.
Weakness fixing. The wrong assumptions:
1.) All behaviors can be learned.
2.) The best all achieve success exactly the same way.
3.) Weakness fixing leads to success.
4.) Anything can be learned.
Strengths & Weaknesses: Food for thought
Strengths building. The right assumptions:
1.) Some behaviors can be learned. Many are nearly impossible to learn.
2.) There is a difference between talent and skill.
3.) The best all achieve success in different ways.
What is
Who is Marcus Buckingham?
Where did StrengthsFinder / StrengthQuest come from?
Theory and Assessment based off of

We should look at what is good with a person instead of what is wrong or dysfunctional.
Most of us think we should....
Strengths Talk
Intro to StrengthsFinder 2.0
UCR Career Center
& Terminology
Building a Great Team
Studied top achievers for more
than three decades, and identified
more than 400 themes of talent.
The 34 most prevalent are measured
by StrengthsFinder.
Gallup & The
Building Leadership Teams
Strengths & Your Job

Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003)
The Father of Strengths-Based Psychology and Creator of the Clifton StrengthsFinder®

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's
lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths.

In 2002, Dr. Clifton was honored by an American Psychological Association Presidential Commendation as the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology.
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