CliftonStrengths®: Developer® – Celebrates Growth

CliftonStrengths®: Developer® – Celebrates Growth

CliftonStrengths® defines the Developer® talent theme as people who “recognize and celebrate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from the evidence of progress.”

 

You are committed to people

You see the smallest ways people improve and celebrate every step of the growth journey.

You have patience and have a need to invest your time in someone and are generally accepting of others.

Seeing the growth of others bring you satisfaction.

You can help others improve

And that includes projects too. With your keen eye on small improvements, you have a natural ability to empower people that may go unnoticed and bring value to contributions in various product developments and services.

You can initiate a platform for recognition whether it’s a morning powwow to get the day started in a powerful way or a weekly meeting where each member of a team is recognized for where they have improved or bring.

Imagine the impact this can have on a team and how would energize you to contribute this gift to others.

Help people set targets

With your gift to invest time in people ask them about their targets and strengths.

You can help guide them in areas where they have existing natural talents that they can develop further and also share the potential you see in them.

Invest time into how you can spot talent in others CLICK HERE for what to look out for.

You are patient

With your focus on small steps to progress, you have a patience that few share. Your encouragement is an investment that will increase engagement and interest.

You see all growth as good growth.

You focus on the steps between now and moving forward, what can be and how things or people can improve.

You’re born to coach

You’re are a natural coach, teacher or people manager.

You invest and believe in people.

Writing a note or email to people to fill their bucket could be a natural expression for you to spot and express the recognition of talent.

 

Do you have Developer® as one of your dominant talents? Who are you developing currently? 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 Developer® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Focus® – Tunnel Vision

CliftonStrengths®: Focus® – Tunnel Vision

CliftonStrengths® defines the Focus® talent theme as people who “can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.”

 

You have a target in mind

This target helps you determine your priorities and change when needed to stay on course.

Your ability to stay focused is powerful and push you to be efficient.

By evaluating each action before taking it to determine if it will help you reach your target(s) you’re able to easily disregard any distractions.

You’re fast

Your ability to focus increases the speed and quality of performance for you and your team, and also brings clarity.

You love to begin with the end in mind and need a target to establish your priorities.

You will persevere until you have reached your target.

You’re in the zone

Focusing on the end result, think of a racecar driver with tunnel vision, present in the moment yet with the focus on the destination.

You need the freedom to work independently and not be held back.

You also need to set milestones along the way to keep tabs of the progress you’ve made and what remains to hit the target.

You stick to the freeway

Getting off on exits along the way are seen as distracting and time-consuming delays for you to reach your destination.

You will continually check in and ask yourself where you are heading, daily.

Setting targets for every area of life is important to you. Not setting targets will be frustrating and unproductive to you.

You can help others set targets

Put yourself in roles where you can develop a strategy and process and then take responsibility for summarizing the decisions made in projects.

Create a network of accountability partners to help you stay focused and help others do the same.

Identify your role models in the areas of your focus. In studying their habits and achievements allow that to inspire you towards similar achievements.

Help others create systems and measurable targets that help them stay on track and clear clutter along the way.

Setting targets for you

Set aside time each week (or day) to focus on one of your targets, and assess where you are with other targets.

Creating a visual aid to track your progress could be helpful.

Have check-in meetings with your team to help them stay on track.

 

Do you have Focus® as one of your dominant talents? What do you currently focus on? 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 Focus® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Includer® – Accepting of Others

CliftonStrengths®: Includer® – Accepting of Others

CliftonStrengths® defines the Includer® talent theme as people who accept others. “They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.”

 

You see the outsiders

You want to celebrate diversity and may become the voice for others.

You make sure to invite all in. It matters less if they say yes, what’s important to you is that they have been included.

You shine when you’re in a role where you’re tasked to communicate for others, whether it’s to increase participation or encourage engagement.

It could also be to create messages and platforms where all parties are heard.

You’re accepting of others

You have a natural desire to make everyone feel part of a group. You’re instinctively accepting of others.

You believe we are all the same, independently of race, sex, nationality, and faith and have a high level of tolerance.

You believe that we’re all equally important.

You can make people feel important

So place yourself in roles where you can bring people together from different groups, cultures or backgrounds.

Help people get involved and get to know one another, make introductions and bridge any current gaps.

Step up as a spokesperson for people and help them create wider circles outside their comfort zones.

You look for the best in people

Help your friends and co-workers see what you see and why it’s important. Communicates the impact of inclusion vs. not.

Introduce conversations that help people see the similarities we all share while also sharing how we can leverage our differences in an impactful way.

Ask the people around you for their ideas and opinions.

You have a need to make room for everyone

With your natural ability to connect people you can forge a sense of belonging and team spirit that creates higher engagement.

Take on the role of ensuring that everyone is heard in a meeting, ask them how they feel.

Your desire to bring everyone together inspires respect. As a result, you may find that you become a trusted advisor.

It’s all about the team

And what the team can create together. Building a team where everyone matters and feel respected.

You contribute to the connection, the sense of belonging that can be created when everyone is included.

This, in turn, creates a team that takes ownership of what they do and a team where everyone is heard.

 

Do you have Includer® as one of your dominant talents? What groups are you part of? What do they have in common? 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 Includer® HERE.

 

CliftonStrengths®: Intellection® – The deep thinker

CliftonStrengths®: Intellection® – The deep thinker

CliftonStrengths® defines the Intellection® talent theme as people “characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual conversations.”

 

You need time to think

For you, having time to reflect and think things through is important.

This theme is often symbolized with a brain as you’re a deep thinker and will take your time to think things over before taking action.

You have a need for intellectual stimulation and conversations. Identifying peers with whom you can have frequent intellectual conversations is important for you to flourish.

You need alone time

Thinking on your own is also important, undisturbed time is crucial on a daily basis.

You may also find that writing down your thoughts can stimulate further insights and clarity of your thoughts.

Introspection allows you to refine your thoughts and ideas and be more productive.

You crave mental activity

Your areas of focus will vary and be influenced by your other talent themes, you simply like to think and reflect.

To you, thinking is doing.

You bring a depth of understanding and wisdom and dislike thoughtless approaches.

Theoretical inquiries excite you

Being able to problem-solve through theoretical inquiries and discussions will excite you.

You need to go into deep inquiry and to be challenged intellectually, maybe even have your thinking challenged by others that you respect.

With your natural knack for introspection, you’ll be able to help others stretch and discover new ways to solve problems.

You bring a different perspective

This perspective can help others enhance the quality of their work. For example, adding facts and substance to existing content.

Being part of a think-tank or mastermind could be very stimulating for you. Musing by writing blogs or articles could also provide an outlet for your inquisitive mind.

Your capacity to think, the anticipation, analytical process and understanding of the problem at hand is unique to you.

You bring credibility and respect

With your ability to think deeply you can uncover complex layers of a problem that others may not have considered.

Engaging others in intellectual thoughts and discussions can open up others to new perspectives and solutions.

Being willing to examine and explore a variety of questions together with your peers, teams, and colleagues can bring depth to your relationships that make you feel valued.

You desire to do things well

You may have a specific thought process or system that helps you think things through.

What are your areas of specialty and how do you share these pearls?

 

Do you have Intellection® as one of your dominant talents? What are your best ways of thinking and processing that information? 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 Intellection® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Learner® – Life Is a Journey

CliftonStrengths®: Learner® – Life Is a Journey

CliftonStrengths® defines the Learner® talent theme as people who “have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning rather than the outcome excites them .”

 

Life fascinates you

This theme is often symbolized by books. You may have a growing library or a collection of items related to an area that you’re exploring.

You’re curious, interested, open-minded and competent.

You have a need for continual improvement with your excitement to learn new things so you may want to place yourself in roles where you can be the early adopter and teach others.

You’re energized by the journey

For you, it’s not about the outcome, it’s all about the journey of learning. Whether it’s researching, reading or exploring.

To you, learning is a life-long journey. Whether it’s reading or doing, like yoga, golf or motorcycle riding you’re enjoying it moment by moment.

You have a hunger to expand and learn and enjoy the learning process, there’s always something new to learn, even in the subjects you know a lot about.

You learn quickly

You shine when you’re learning new things. How you learn best can vary, reading, listening, doing, visual—you intuitively know how you learn best.

Your natural curiosity needs to be fed so looking at how you can help people benefit from it could be one way.

You’re ongoingly in an inquiry in your chosen areas of knowledge, looking at how you can acquire more knowledge, in what areas and why.

You’re happy when you’re on the cutting edge

You love being on the cutting edge and will follow the things that interest you. The thrill of learning new facts, or diving into a new subject from beginner to pro.

You need exposure to new information and experiences. Surround yourself with people that stimulate that for you.

Trust your inner knowing on how you best acquire that knowledge. There are after all many different ways to learn.

You have a need to continually improve

With your natural knack and interest in the process of learning you naturally invest your time in areas of specific interest.

You thrive in dynamic work environments. Taking on a short-term project assignment where you’re expected to learn a lot in a short time period and then moving on could be fun for you.

It’s not about becoming the expert, it’s all about mastering a new skill.

You can inspire others to learn

Investing in other people’s growth and development to help them be more effective in their roles comes naturally to you.

The partnership this can create where you both learn and share your experiences together forges a unique bond.

Being open to change, sharing where you are in your journey, being honest with others that you are still learning will inspire others in their growth.

The saying “Life’s a journey, not a destination” describes the Learner® in a nutshell from my POV.

 

Do you have Learner® as one of your dominant talents? What are you currently diving deep into learning about? 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 Learner® HERE.