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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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Self-Assurance®: Yeah, I got this.

Self-Assurance®: Yeah, I got this.

Confident, resilient, undeterred by setbacks or obstacles - if those words describe you, there is a chance that Self-Assurance is in your top 5 CliftonStrengths® talent themes. Taking risks and taking ownership of your life come easy to you. You are guided by an inner...

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Restorative™: Problem? No problem!

Restorative™: Problem? No problem!

Does the thought of fixing something give you a shot of energy? Are you actually drawn to problems, breakdowns, and difficulties? If so, there is a good chance that the Restorative talent theme is in your top 5 CliftonStrengths®. Depending on your other talent themes...

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Responsibility®: Trustworthy, Dependable, Exhausted

Responsibility®: Trustworthy, Dependable, Exhausted

If the words above describe you, and you consider your word “your bond,” it is very possible that you have the CliftonStrengths® talent theme of Responsibility in your top 5 talents. I must say, in my coaching and consulting experience, this is one of the most...

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Relator®: The Life-Long Friend

Relator®: The Life-Long Friend

Do you have a friend or friends that you have known since grade school? When you meet someone, do you just “know” that person could be a “bestie”? If so, you may well have the CliftonStrengths® Talent Theme of Relator in your top 5. The Relator talent is very...

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Positivity®:  Joie de vivre

Positivity®: Joie de vivre

Do you know that people have an emotional need to celebrate? It’s true. Leaders and teams that know how to celebrate milestones outperform those who do not. Well, people with a top 5 ranked CliftonStrengths® Talent Theme of Positivity have a contagious disease called…...

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Maximizer®: We can make it better…

Maximizer®: We can make it better…

For some people, good enough is not good enough. If that describes your outlook, it is possible that you have the CliftonStrengths® Talent Theme of Maximizer in your top 5 talents. People with Maximizer in their top 5 are very focused on going from good to great. They...

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Individualization®: “You would be great at…”

Individualization®: “You would be great at…”

Is there someone on your team or someone you know who just knows the perfect gift for someone, the perfect compliment, or the perfect role for someone? There is a good chance the CliftonStrengths® talent theme of Individualization is in his or her top 5. Listen to...

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Learner®: Go to the Head of the Class

Learner®: Go to the Head of the Class

Oh, the joy of learning something new! Few things are as invigorating and life-giving, even loved as much as learning something new. FWIW, In Gallup’s database Learner is the second most common CliftonStrengths® talent found in people’s top 5. My favorite question to...

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Intellection®: “I think, therefore I am.”

Intellection®: “I think, therefore I am.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=aY7ZPIiT7DE Or as a friend of mine with high ranking Intellection likes to put it, “conversations with me, myself, and I.” If you have the CliftonStrengths® talent theme of Intellection in your top 5, you don’t just like...

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Input®: “Feed me, Seymour!”

Input®: “Feed me, Seymour!”

How many browser windows and tabs do you have open right now? I love to ask that question when I am coaching people with the CliftonStrengths® talent theme of Input in their top 5. FYI, Input is my highest ranked talent and as I write this I have two open browser...

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Additional Resources

Bob Tiede: Leading with Questions
Alison Buchanan: Play to Your Strengths