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Strengths and Weaknesses 2

Strengths and Weaknesses 2

Welcome back! In this series, we are tackling the “greatest strengths is my greatest weakness” paradox. There are 4 main reasons why this may be true: ignorance, the strength is not developed into a true strength, emotional hijack, and character. Last week we dealt...

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Is your strength also your biggest weakness? (Part 1)

Is your strength also your biggest weakness? (Part 1)

I can’t count how many times I have heard that “our greatest strength is our greatest weakness.” If it is our greatest weakness, then it probably isn’t our greatest strength, it is more likely still in talent mode. In order to avoid a tangent into the semantics of...

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Implications of the word, LEADER (Part 1)

Implications of the word, LEADER (Part 1)

Have you ever thought about the meaning of the word, “leader”? Given that there is practically a cult-like fervor around the topic of leadership, I am sure you have thought about the meaning, or at least heard many definitions. I once heard that there are thousands of...

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CliftonStrengths® and Work: So What?

CliftonStrengths® and Work: So What?

So everything! As we continue to navigate the “great resignation,” I think a few things are as informative as knowing at least your top 5 CliftonStrengths talent themes and understanding them through the powerful lens of CoreClarity®. I coach many people who are...

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CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 4

CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 4

So far we have addressed the scientific reliability of the CliftonStrengths assessment and seen that it is in fact, quite reliable, and not a cause for skepticism. It follows then that the other sources for skepticism are from a person’s own feelings about the results...

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CliftonStrengths and the Skeptic Part 3: Opportunity

CliftonStrengths and the Skeptic Part 3: Opportunity

Two posts ago I addressed the scientific reliability of the CliftonStrengths assessment and concluded that it is in fact very reliable. From a scientific perspective, you can accept your results as accurate. Still, many people remain skeptical because they just don’t...

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CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 2: Ignorance

CliftonStrengths® and the Skeptic Part 2: Ignorance

Last week, I provided solid scientific evidence that the assessment is in fact very reliable. Granted, no assessment is perfect but you are on safe ground accepting your results from Gallup. Despite strong reliability data, many people remain skeptical. The reasons...

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CliftonStrengths: So You’re a Skeptic…

CliftonStrengths: So You’re a Skeptic…

You aren’t the first skeptic I have met. As a matter of fact, I’m a bit of a skeptic myself and I have respect for skeptics. We might be stubborn, but we are also good at keeping people honest. In this next blog let’s look at the validity of the CliftonStrengths...

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