CliftonStrengths®: Significance® – Leaving a mark on this world

CliftonStrengths®: Significance® – Leaving a mark on this world

CliftonStrengths® defines this theme as people who “want to be very important in the eyes of others. They are independent and want to be recognized.”

 

The world is your stage

You are driven to impact people and want to leave a legacy on a large scale, think Mark Zuckerberg and what he has created with Facebook.

You’re motivated and influenced by the perception of others so what you choose to impact will vary. Impacting people as a group, community, and society as a whole is after all that you strive for.

You will create a stage, maybe even a virtual one, whether as a speaker, musician, or in media.

You stand out

You are willing to be and do what others are not. Whether it’s standing up for your team, a specific need in the world that needs to get highlighted or the planet as a whole.

For you, playing small is not an option. Your mission, whatever it may be keep you going. You also have a need to be recognized, heard, and valued.

You want to know that whatever you’re contributing to is seen as substantial, powerful, and significant.

Your game is par none

With your drive and yearning to be recognized, you will create something exceptional, and bring others with you in the process as you raise the bar for everyone involved.

You want more. You like to be seen. You’re driven to make a difference.

You need to have people around you that appreciate what you’re all about to bring out your best, and other successful people being one of them.

Independence drives you

While having the ability to impact and influence people on a large scale you also need the independence to do it your way.

Being in the spotlight comes naturally to you and you will speak and move the masses while doing so.

When you recognize others, you make them feel special and see their value as they often see you as someone who has something that they don’t. Unless that person has Significance® too.

Sharing your vision for what you are desiring to create is something you’ll do to keep the people around you enrolled, and will also inspire them to step up their game.

 

Do you have Significance® as one of your dominant talents? What legacy are you creating?

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 Significance® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Individualization® – The Customizer

CliftonStrengths®: Individualization® – The Customizer

CliftonStrengths® defines this theme as people who “are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.”

You observe people

You have the ability to identify ways to maximize each individual’s talents. Identifying what’s different about each person is one of your gifts as you focus on the qualities that we each bring.

You enjoy observing what makes a person motivated, their style, and how they build relationships, and this talent helps you create a team where people get to do what they do well.

Creating teams that work is something that may occur as a challenge to many, and to you it’s intuitive.

You customize

With you, everyone gets a one-of-a-kind experience where the focus is on what makes them special and feel honored-you focus on bringing out their strengths.

Your motivation comes from helping people be their best and using their talents fully. It lights you up to see other’s thriving.

You believe in creating customized expectations for each person so that they can excel, down to finding the “perfect” gift for the people in your life.

You see potential

You need the flexibility to exercise an individual approach for everyone you interact with. Since you have an eye for how to create teams with different personalities, you also need the freedom to be and treat everyone differently.

With this talent, you have the ability to build productive and happy teams that get to do what they do best every day.

You see the individuals on each team. You know who they are, what they’re great at and have the potential to become.

You’re intuitive

No glance goes by unnoticed. The tone of voice, words chosen or body language used will allow you to alter your message and deliver a presentation that reaches everyone in the group.

You have the ability to stay relevant and fresh as you know that every situation is different and approach it from a unique perspective.

Being part of identifying or crafting a message to a specific target, or process, to see what needs to stand out to could be something you would enjoy being part of.

You need variation

Doing the same type of work every day, routine or being expected to be more generalized in your approach is not the best use of time for you. You shine when you can customize.

How do you best recognize others?

Sidenote: I resonate with this theme in so many ways, for me though it’s a combo of other themes at work. This is definitely one of the themes I appreciate. Being a recipient of friends with this theme as a dominant talent makes you feel very special.

 

Do you have Individualization® as one of your dominant talents? What areas are important for you to be recognized in?

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 Individualization® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Discipline® – Celebrating Routine & Structure

CliftonStrengths®: Discipline® – Celebrating Routine & Structure

CliftonStrengths® defines this talent theme as people who “enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.”

 

You thrive in an organized and orderly environment

You like it when every day is predictable and planned so that you can organize your life and avoid surprises.

You create routines and focus on timelines and deadlines, change is not necessarily your favorite cup of tea.

You’re great at breaking down long-term targets into milestones and short-term targets so having you on projects helps you stay on track.

You follow the plan you’ve created.

You create order and structure where needed.

You set your targets, create a plan and follow it, step by step. Your targets help you determine your priorities and makes it easy for you to filter out distractions.

You may be labeled as compulsive, meticulous or a control freak which to you just means that you’re more productive than any critic.

You bring precision and detail orientation.

With your natural need to ensure that tasks and projects are completed in the right way and on time you’ll create efficient systems that you may wish to share with your team.

You are an efficient manager of limited resources. You love when things are organized and orderly and have an ability to break down the complex into steps.

With your love for planning, you tend to be efficient with high productivity as a result. Your methods are often linear, purposeful with focus on the steps.

You meet deadlines

… and it makes you feel good. Calendars and spreadsheets are your friends. You use these tools to accomplish your plans and meet your commitments to others.

Chaos or winging it does not do well in your world, for you, having a system ensures that you deliver on time, and you may calculate the unexpected into your planning process.

You are often productive and efficient due to your ability to create a predictable structure. If you manage a team, it’s important that you build in some freedom and flexibility so that your team can thrive and add their talents to the mix.

You love being recognized with stats

You’ feel acknowledged for your achievements when it’s presented with data and statistics, and how your process, or structure, contributed to the achievement.

You need metrics and the ability to work on projects where you can rate, rank or sort. Creating an ongoing list of to do’s where you rank the priorities and select a few each day or week to tackle is in all likelihood something you do.

Building systems and processes from scratch where none previously existed is an area where you can help your team thrive, just ensure that their needs are taken into consideration.

 

Do you have Discipline® as one of your dominant talents? What tools can you share with others to help them be more organized? 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 Discipline® HERE.

CliftonStrengths®: Consistency® – Keeping things fair and balanced

CliftonStrengths®: Consistency® – Keeping things fair and balanced

CliftonStrengths® defines the Consistency® talent theme as people that “are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world with consistency by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.”

You need balance

For you, treating everyone the same, no matter who they are is key. Ensuring that no one is given special favors more than another ensures that ego’s and selfishness are kept in check.

You see yourself as a protector of what’s right and fair and the group.

You will stand up for the underdog and help others see where there is an imbalance.

You need a predictable environment

You believe that people function best in a consistent environment where clear rules apply to everyone.

You have the ability to create an environment where people around you know what’s expected and where they stand.

Everyone has a chance to be their best, as from your point of view everyone has the same starting point.

You crave procedures

SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) is what you need and you thrive when tasks are repeated in the exact same way every time.

You raise awareness, can help create rules and policies that promote cultural predictability in that you’re able to create a more justified approach where people know what’s expected.

You will increase uniformity and reduce variance, it’s about creating and following rules that make sense, are efficient and about equality.

Fairness is key

You have the ability to make judgments that are fair to everyone involved. Your ability to create adherence to rules is based on an outward understanding of how everyone can work together.

You are driven by fairness and efficiency. You bring stability.

Identifying what your needs are to perform consistently will help you create processes and habits that work for you. Being clear on your mission and who your work for is important too.

You will acknowledge

And give credit where credit is due to everyone who contributed to an achievement.

Your ability to create safety and predictability helps others explore beyond places they might go without this.

This theme is in the lesser theme category for me, it’s a clear “so not me” line. I believe in equality, with everyone having the right to be given a chance and can appreciate the benefits of having a framework of rules, it’s just expressed in a different way, the beauty of our strengths.

If this is a dominant talent for you, it’s in all likelihood expressed in ways of rules. You may want to look at how and where you’re currently applying your rules, evaluate what rules you’ve created and how they ultimately are working for you, and others around you.

 

Do you have Consistency® as one of your dominant talents? What are your best ways of ensuring fair treatment of all in your workplace? 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 Consistency® HERE.