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  • Now, Discover Your Strengths

    I had the privilege of taking; in my opinion; one of the greatest assessments I'd ever taken - an assessment to discover my talents, strengths and how best to apply them to everyday life both at work and off work.

    I took the Gallup Organization's StrengthsFinder assessment and discovered quite alot about myself (well, some of the outcomes provided some sort of confirmation of things I already know about myself while so many others provided revealing exposition of abilities and qualities that are best described as simply amazing).

    According to Gallup organization: "...most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers and by psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected."


    With StrengthsFinder, strengths are grouped into 34 themes and these themes provide detailed description of your strengths and how best you can explore them. The 34 themes are:


    Achiever
    Activator
    Adaptability
    Analytical
    Arranger
    Belief
    Command
    Communication
    Competition
    Connectedness
    Consistency
    Context
    Deliberative
    Developer
    Discipline
    Empathy
    Focus
    Futuristic
    Harmony
    Ideation
    Includer
    Individualization
    Input
    Intellection
    Learner
    Maximizer
    Positivity
    Relator
    Responsibility
    Restorative
    Self-Assurance
    Significance
    Strategic
    Woo

    I'm currently reading one of the books that gave rise to StrengthsFinder - Now, Discover Your Strengths - this is probably the first book on the subject but I understand there's a new release for 2007.

    If you are looking to discover your strengths, or in a position of authority (manager, director, team lead, project co-ordinator, parent, business owner) and you'd like to see your strengths dominant in your decision-making, I would strongly recommend you get your hands on one of these books or better yet, try out the assessment.


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