In his book,’ Now Discover Your Strengths‘, Buckingham outlines the 34 themes that the Gallup analysis has identified.
Achiever – Driven to achieve goals
Activator – Impatient for action
Adaptability – Flexibility to take advantage of the moment
Analytical – Look for patterns and value data
Arranger – Coordinating others and resources
Belief – Bound by certain core values
Command – Driven to take charge
Communication – A natural explainer, presenter and public speaker
Competition – Focused on competing to win
Connectedness – Focused on finding the reason or cause for things
Consistency – Balance is important
Context – Looking to history to find reason for the present
Deliberative – Careful, vigilant and searching for certainty
Developer – Find potential in others and seek to grow them
Discipline – Seeking predictability
Empathy – Reader of the emotions of those around them
Focus – Require a clear destination
Futuristic – Dreamer and innovator
Harmony – Always looking for agreement
Ideation – Fascinated by ideas
Includer – Engaged in adding people to the group
Individualization – Intrigued by the individual qualities of each person
Input – Inquisitive and a collector of information, facts, books and ideas
Intellection – Stimulated by thinking and mental activity
Learner – Focused on learning and gaining knowledge
Maximizer – Excellence is your measure of success
Positivity – Build teams with praise and positive feedback
Relator – Bonds deeply with people
Responsibility – Takes psychological ownership for anything they commit to
Restorative – A problem solver
Self-assurance – An unshakeable faith in their strengths
Significance – Driven by a need to be seen as important in the eyes of others
Strategic – Absorbed by a high perspective on the world
Woo – Winning Others Over
People will have a number of strengths. The online assessment that Buckingham’s book allows you to use will provide you with a list of your top 5 strengths.
If applied properly, these strengths can be applied to your tasks for a more efficient and effective performance.
If you are in a leadership or management role, then identifying the strengths of your staff and applying those strengths to the appropriate tasks will allow them to perform well and improve output and performance.
If you are interested in how to exploit the strengths of your team then perhaps Strengths in Action can help.
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