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.

 

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.