Strengths is based on a 40-year study of human strengths. The Gallup organization created a language of the 34 most common talents and developed the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help people discover and describe these talents (strengths).
The odds of someone else having your same strengths in the exact order are 1 in 33 million. You are unique!
Using the StrengthsFinder assessment tool, you will empower yourself and be able to empower your staff to:
- Identify and surround yourself/themselves with the things that strengthen you/them;
- Talk about your/their unique strengths as you/they relate to their career goals;
- Have a language (Strengths) to discuss strengths-based thinking with peers and staff.
Scientific proof shows that discussing strengths with peers and staff creates confidence and self-awareness in people that they might not otherwise realize.
- People who know their strengths and have the opportunity to use them at work every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job and three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
- Teams that focus on strengths every day have 12.5% greater productivity.
- Teams that receive strengths feedback have 8.9% greater profitability.
- A strengths-based approach to management is the single best means of improving the employee-manager relationship.
- Everybody has strengths – the unique combinations of talents, knowledge, and skills that help you do what you do best.
- Our greatest talents do more than make us unique individuals. They also serve as our best opportunities for excellence.
- The key to personal development is to focus on your dominant themes (your greatest talents) and find ways to manage or work around your lesser talents.
- Your talents – those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally to you are the source of your true potential. The better you can apply these talents, the greater your potential to consistently act with more confidence, direction, and hope. When we tap into this source of wisdom and power, we are more efficient, we act with more confidence and direction, and we are more productive.
- Strengths-based development is unique in that it builds on one’s areas of greatest potential rather than seeking to shore up weaknesses. There’s nothing wrong with being aware of your weaknesses and managing them, but your greatest opportunity for success lies in building on your natural talents, not in fixing your weaknesses.