CliftonStrengths®: Belief® – Strong Values

CliftonStrengths®: Belief® – Strong Values

Gallup® define this theme as people who have “certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.”

You offer stability

Your high standards are often expressed clearly in a black and white fashion and not gray. People around you know what you stand for. Even if it makes you unpopular.

Often with high ethics and values, your underlying core values can bring stability to others in a world of ongoing change.

Your belief is often tied to a cause, passion or purpose which will guide your decisions in life.

You love altruism

Pouring your passion into work that makes people’s lives better is key. You need a mission to live out and selflessly serve.

Your values and beliefs drive you and having value-driven targets, where you know what’s expected and why.

You have a willingness to sacrifice yourself for your beliefs if they are important.

Others trust you

With the transparency and consistency that your beliefs bring you and others you’re often viewed as dependable and trustworthy.

Seeking roles and projects that fit your values such as aligning with businesses that fit your values will help you live out your mission.

Contributing to the community is important to you so think about joining organizations that share your purpose and vision.

Stay true to your values

When you’re involved in projects that important to you, you’ll bring a persistence, strong opinions and a long-term commitment to the values that matter to you.

It is important to you that you stay true to your values and have an understanding of the outcome and audience for projects that you’re involved in. 

Continually observe and inquire into which values stay true to you no matter what.

Connect what’s important to you and your values to your legacy and how that will influence others. Keeping in mind that they too have their beliefs.

Be transparent

Because your values are strong, find people and communities that share the same, or similar values.

When you’re aligned with your purpose you’re deeply connected.

Allow yourself to be heard and seen. Be you.

Speak up on what you know to be true as you align to and live your values.

 

Do you have Belief® as one of your dominant talents? What is your mission? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

Are you curious what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Communication® HERE.

 

 

 

CliftonStrengths®: Communication® – The Storyteller

CliftonStrengths®: Communication® – The Storyteller

Gallup® define this theme as people who “find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.”

You’re a natural storyteller

Words are gold that you weave into captivating stories. It comes easily to you to craft and express yourself with words and you are on a constant hunt for the perfect phrase.

Powerful phrases and dramatic words are intriguing to you, and people are often captivated and listening to what you have to say.

You love to offer up a story to illustrate or answer a question that helps others understand things more easily.

You bring attention to messages that must stand out

Like crafting a headline that stands out so much that you can’t ignore it. Or writing a book, blogging, vlogging with captivating stories that engages others.

You express yourself easily and connect with words you tend to process out loud as you speak while bringing attention to messages that you feel need to be heard.

You’re vivid in your expression and often animated in your body language.

You love to talk

Sharing your message with people, whether as a presenter in front of a crowd or audience, a webinar or publication, is a natural expression for you.

You’re verbally expressive and connect with people through words, continually fine-tuning your stories and need an audience and sounding board to talk things through.

With your natural ability to connect with people through storytelling you’re able to take people on an engaging journey.

Stay connected to your audience

When you present, tap into your audience and see how they react to each segment and adjust as needed. Identify the parts that captivated the audience.

Help others express their ideas and feelings, get them talking and help them put their words into action in captivating ways.

Bringing up current events and weaving entertaining stories around them into conversations that engage people could be fun for you.

Words matter

Expressing yourself with the correct words that evoke the desired emotions is an art form.

Sharing stories that effectively communicate the punchline is something you have the ability to do.

Asking your audience questions, engaging them in sharing their stories and opinions can inspire action and open up the space for conversations that previously weren’t possible.

Words have the ability to move us and ultimately change the world. One word, one story at the time.

 

Do you have Communication® as one of your dominant talents? What is your favorite story to share? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

Are you curious what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.
Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Communication® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Woo – The Social Networker

CliftonStrengths®: Woo – The Social Networker

Gallup® defines this theme as: “People exceptionally talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone.”

You promote

There are no strangers in the world of Woo’s and you work a crowd like no other. As a result, you have a big network of people in your roster from all walks of life.

You’re a natural promoter of anything that you’re interested in, network with ease and often have communication skills to match your charm.

Creating a game where you track the number of people you talk to each day or week could be fun and energizing for you as you need to interact with people daily.

Groups energize you

The size of the group can range from 30-300,000 or more. The crowds tend to energize you more than 1-on-1 yet for some, one person at the time could be just the strategy to spread the word.

Like a butterfly flying from flower to flower, you can be seen talking to most, if not all, in the room at a party, function or at your local grocery store.

People in the community often know you, of you, or recognize you. You tend to stand out.

You’re charismatic

You naturally charm small to large groups of people. Being on stage energizes you big time whether it’s speaking in front of a group, performing or hosting a webinar.

It’s important for you to engage in activities where there are people involved, you need them.

Creating a network with different people that you continually grow is important too. With your, often large network, you’re a natural connector that could function like a matchmaker and connect people, like an offline Facebook.

You’re outgoing and friendly

You have a need to be liked yet are also generous with your words and praise. Finding a balance is key.

Creating a game where you deliberately go out and engage with new people can be fun for you, using any tactic necessary to win them over, charm and questions being two of them.

For you, it’s more about impacting many and you’re fearless when it comes to connecting with new people and starting up conversations.

For you, there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t yet met. Use these talents to warm up the crowds and bring out the best in people.

 

Do you have Woo® as one of your dominant talents? What is your favorite conversation starter? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

Are you curious what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Woo® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Connectedness® – The serendipity theme

CliftonStrengths®: Connectedness® – The serendipity theme

Serendipity

CliftonStrengths® defines this theme as having “faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.”

There are no coincidences

The mysteries of life intrigue you and things happen for a reason.

You believe that we’re all one and connected. What we think and do, influence and impact the whole planet. You have the ability to connect what may appear as random events, thoughts, personal interactions and see value, purpose and a deeper meaning.

With that, you may weave a compelling story around how something came to be, whether it’s a gift that you received or how you found your home. Your awareness will create your value system while often being considerate, caring, and accepting.

You anticipate what’s coming

You’re tuned into the connections between the seen and unseen and have a curiosity to explore beyond time and space.

That nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach when something is off is often an energetic awareness of a missing link. Help others see that, share and fill in the blanks of what you’re aware of without it being “the answer”.

Like Strategic® you have the ability to zoom out and see the big picture and also the ripple effects of choices which may affect your choices. Ask open-ended questions to help guide others to your awareness of what those choices can create.

You bring calmness

Your sense of there being a bigger picture of what’s happening can calm others in the present moment. Trust that awareness.

This nonlinear theme is more of a spiritual or energetic theme, and with that, like faith, there’s no proof necessarily for what you know. Rather, you anticipate events.

You’re often calm when faced with unpredictable events and can offer an enhanced perspective when everyone around you is caught up in drama.

It’s all connected

You have a desire to be part of something bigger than yourself. Whether it’s your family, community, or workplace, you thrive on building bridges between all the different connections that you naturally sense.

Contributing to causes that are important to you is something you feel strongly about.

John Lennon’s “Imagine” comes to mind when I tap into this theme as it illustrates the whole world living as one. What do you imagine being possible?

People come into your life for a reason, season or lifetime,”

While I’ve attributed that to my Adaptability® theme I can sense it fitting here too.

All themes are connected one way or another, at least from someone with the theme of Connectedness®. There are similarities and crossovers and you sense the connections between the 34 talent themes.

You can help people see the meaning in what they do and provide them with insights that can help in their daily challenges.

 

Do you have Connectedness® as one of your dominant talents? What ripple effects are you currently aware of? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

Are you curious what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Connectedness® HERE.