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Understanding Employees' Strengths Helps Aligning Them with Tasks

CliftonStrengths can be looked at in millions of ways. Sometimes I categorise them by time. Some are more future-focused, some are present-oriented, and some are looking back at the past.

They can also be categorised or described by; Anticipation & Imagination, Detail-Oriented, Perspective, Social, and Speed.

If you have your CliftonStrengths report have a look at where your strengths fall in these five areas. I bolded mine so you can see what I am made off:-)

Anticipation and Imagination: You might possess high levels of these themes if you naturally imagine possibilities, foresee challenges and anticipate what lies ahead.

  • Deliberative

  • Futuristic

  • Ideation

  • Strategic

Detail-Oriented: For people who naturally value precision and attention to detail, the following themes often go together.

  • Analytical

  • Discipline

  • Individualization

Perspective: Some themes are all about perspective - global perspective, forward-mindedness, introspection and focusing on individuals.

  • Connectedness

  • Context

  • Futuristic

  • Individualization

  • Intellection

Social: If you’re a social butterfly by nature, you likely possess high levels of multiple “social” themes that make you more accepting, dependable and relatable.

  • Communication

  • Includer

  • Individualisation

  • Relator

  • Responsibility

  • Woo

Speed: Several CliftonStrengths are related because of their emphasis on efficiency. These themes go together for fast-paced people who naturally work quickly.

  • Achiever

  • Activator

  • Adaptability

  • Learner

  • Woo

As you can see I am not very creative or visual however, I overcome that with my Learner, Input, and Intellect strengths. It is interesting hey?

Here are four steps you can take now to spark strengths-based growth:

1. Learn what makes you unique - Take the assessment.

2. Create strengths-based goals - Choose areas you would like to improve.

3. Reframe your weaknesses - Identify strengths to compensate for weaknesses.

4. Use strengths-focused resources - Podcasts, videos and an online course are helping you to master your strengths.


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