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A Plan for the New Year: Setting SMART 2.0 Goals

A Plan for the New Year: Setting SMART 2.0 Goals

Whether or not you are a New Years’ Resolution person, I am sure that at some point this year you will set a goal. You will resolve to make some sort of change from starting something, fixing something, or stopping something. There are many resources available to help...

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Futuristic®: “You may say that I’m a dreamer…”

Futuristic®: “You may say that I’m a dreamer…”

People with the CliftonStrengths® Futuristic® talent theme in their top-5 talent themes see a bright, positive future world full of possibilities. Furthermore, they are often able to communicate their vision in ways that inspire. This can make them a great asset when...

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Focus®: “Will it make the boat go faster?”

Focus®: “Will it make the boat go faster?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnP5iDKwuwk One of these people has Focus®. One does not. Are you the type of person who can set a course and see it through, even making corrections along the way without getting thrown off course? Are you energized by goals and clear...

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Giving the Gift of Curiosity

Giving the Gift of Curiosity

If you have been reading my blog you know that I like to remind us all that we are doing exactly what we are designed to do. That said, we all show up with an amazing and wonderful mix of design and dysfunction. So, while we are doing what we are designed to do, our...

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Curiosity

Curiosity

Be Curious this Christmas. For that matter, whatever holidays you celebrate in the last weeks of this year and the early weeks of the new year, I encourage you to invite curiosity to your holiday gatherings. As you have read over the past months, CliftonStrengths® and...

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CliftonStrengths®: A Formula for Growth – Part 2

CliftonStrengths®: A Formula for Growth – Part 2

Last week, in Part 1 of this series we looked at the fact that our CliftonStrengths results are not “strengths,” they are Talent Themes. Our Talent Themes reside on a continuum from raw talent to refined strength. We can determine, based on our observation of our...

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CliftonStrengths: A Formula for Growth – Part 1

CliftonStrengths: A Formula for Growth – Part 1

The good folks at Gallup, other organizations, and independent researchers did the research and the results are overwhelming: people perform at an exponentially higher level when they work primarily aligned to their design. As I wrote in my last blog post, get in your...

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Understanding Your Talents, Understanding yourself

Understanding Your Talents, Understanding yourself

Brene Brown noted that life is better when we assume that everyone is doing his or her best. Taking that idea a little further and applying it to the world of CliftonStrengths®, I would suggest that everyone is not just doing the best they can, they are also doing...

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CliftonStrengths®: So what? Now what?

CliftonStrengths®: So what? Now what?

Why it matters and what you can do about it now! Would you drive a Ferrari off-road? If you had a Jeep would you put it up against a Ferrari on a quarter-mile track? I meet and work with a lot of people who know they can accomplish more and live life at a more engaged...

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Woo: There is no such thing as a stranger.

Woo: There is no such thing as a stranger.

Are you the first person to talk at a gathering and one of the last to leave? There is a good chance that Woo® (Winning Others Over) is one of your top 5 ranked CliftonStrengths® themes. People with Woo are highly ranked tend to be very friendly and gregarious. The...

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Strategic®: One destination. Many paths.

Strategic®: One destination. Many paths.

If you are able to quickly see multiple paths to a future destination and discern the path most likely to succeed there is a good chance the CliftonStrengths® talent theme of Strategic is in your top 5 talents. Read more about why as a kid you did mazes “backward” and...

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Significance®: Change the World!

Significance®: Change the World!

If “Reject Mediocrity” is your motto there is a good chance that Significance is among your top 5 CilftonStrengths - read more about this elusive talent in this week’s blog post. Last week we looked at Self-Assurance® one of the five talents least likely to show up in...

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