I bought a book called ” Strengths Finder 2.0″. Very interesting concept. Instead of trying to change weaknesses you try to work with your strengths to accomplish goals . Not only your own strengths but also strengths of coworkers so you can make them and yourself more productive. After you purchase the book you are allowed to go online and take a test to access your 5 greatest strengths. So of course I had to take the test.
The Clifton StrengthsFinder
“As you may know, the Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of talent in 34 categories called “themes.” These themes were determined by Gallup as those that most consistently predict outstanding performance. The greater the presence of a theme of talent within a person, the more likely that person is to spontaneously exhibit those talents in day-to-day behaviors.Focusing on naturally powerful talents helps people use them as the foundation of strengths and enjoy personal, academic, and career success through consistent, near-perfect performance.
Below are my top five themes of talent, ranked in the order revealed by my responses to the Clifton StrengthsFinder.
People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
People who are especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.
People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.