Clifton StrengthsFinder Quote: Talent Theme of Achiever [image]

I Will Be Dead Before I Stop Making Lists: Achiever Talent

Strengths Stories In Action—StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Achiever I have lists everywhere: in my phone, in my productivity planner, on my notepad, on post-its, and random scraps of paper. And, despite all these physical manifestations of lists, there are about a thousand more of them in my head. I will be dead before I stop making…

StrengthsFinder: Activator Quote

Sometimes Destiny Helps Us Activate Our Strengths In New Ways – StrengthsFinder Talent of Activator

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Activator I felt like I was putting everyone out with my broken ankle. I wanted to do everything myself. So I took forever to get places. I struggled to open doors on my own. I put on a fake smile when people asked me how I was…

Adaptability StrengthsFinder Quote

How I Use Adaptability to Simplify, Go With The Flow, And Get Through Tough Times

After moving across country from Florida to California, I wrote and published an article for the American Bamboo Society’s magazine. It was called “Lessons from grass, being like bamboo.” The radical (Chinese) character for bamboo represents the stems and leaves of bamboo. It’s the one on the left below. It looks a little like two…

[Image] StrengthsFinder Talent Theme of Communication

How A Negative Performance Review And StrengthsFinder Changed My Life: Communication Talent

How A Negative Performance Review And StrengthsFinder Changed My Life: Communication Talent I felt that something was wrong. My Harmony strength was in full alert, stage 5, alarm bells ringing. All was not well. But what was it? What was wrong? When I called my boss to talk about a project he said, “Just send…

Using Connectedness to See Opportunity – StrengthsFinder Talent of Connectedness

How I Use Connectedness to Realize New Opportunities, Practice Gratitude, and Learn More About the World Around Me I finally took the plunge and registered for a guided 1-week hiking trip in the backcountry of British Columbia, Canada. I had been talking about organizing my own multi-day backpacking trip for several years, but had not…

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Seeing Common Ground And Dying Inside When Others Won’t Try: Harmony Talent

How The Dark Side Of Harmony Plagued My Career: Harmony Talent It took me years of practice to get to a place where I can wait before I respond to things that trip my emotional wires. When someone talks over me in a meeting, I no longer feel the need to talk louder to retake…

The Driving Force Behind Your Creativity – StrengthsFinder Talent of Ideation

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Ideation I am a storyteller. I see the world as a thousand, million different storylines. I get inspired by people on the street, the clothes they wear and the stories they might tell me if I stopped to ask them questions. I see a connection between people…

StrengthsFinder Quote for Input Talent "These honest men taught me all I knew, their names are what, why, when, how, where, and who"

Getting the Most Output for Your Input: Finding the Essentials – StrengthsFinder Talent of Input

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Input I flew to Ecuador for an eight day trip with a backpack full of books and a carry on bag holding my toiletries and 6 outfits. It took me a lot to get to that point. I packed and repacked my bags, trying to fit one…

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Do You See What I See (Probably Not): Intellection Talent

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Intellection The story of the Little Prince begins when the narrator describes a drawing from when he was a child. The drawing is that of a hat… or, with a little imagination, is really a drawing of a boa constrictor who has swallowed an elephant. The tale…

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The Beautiful Inner World of Intellection – And How To Share It With The World

Strengths Stories In Action—StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Intellection As I am walking down the hall I am often asked, “Are you okay?” or “What’s wrong?” The inquiry initially sounds muffled and distant until I remember I am walking down a hall and there are other people around me. I find myself shaking my head as though…

Learning Who You Are Through Your Strengths – StrengthsFinder Talent of Learner

  Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Learner Some might say Wikipedia was my first love. The amount of information so readily available gave me butterflies in my stomach, excited at the thought that after one page I could know just enough about sea otters to write a one page essay.  I was about…

StrengthsFinder Positivity Quote

Warning: Positivity Is A Tough Choice, And Why You Should Do It Anyway – StrengthsFinder Talent of Positivity

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Positivity From the ages of about 5-9, my dad was building the house that I grew up in. He’s an architect and engineer. He designed and built our entire two-story home, himself. We moved from the city out to the hill country on 5 acres outside of…

StrengthsFinder Quote for Talent Theme of Relator

Build Deeper Bonds At Work And In Life – StrengthsFinder Talent of Relator

Strengths Stories In Action – StrengthsFinder Talent Theme: Relator   With eager anticipation, I reached out to fellow strengths coach Lisa Cummings. “Are you attending the first ever Gallup Strengths Summit?” I asked. Thankfully Lisa replied with a yes. “May I tag along with you for awhile?” I asked meekly. Graciously, Lisa agreed and I heaved…

Significance Talent Theme - StrengthsFinder Quote

The “I’m Awesome And You’re Awesome Too” Strength – Otherwise Known As The StrengthsFinder Talent Of Significance

“Would you lead the Christmas parade this year?” Sure. “Would you be the emcee for the end-of-year banquet?” You bet. “Would you represent the business school at the event in Monterrey, Mexico?” Well of course I would. “Would you develop and deliver a leadership program for a group of 75 non-native English speakers in Shanghai,…