I took the Strengths Finder Assessment from Gallup, I am reading “Strengths Based Leadership” by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, and encourage you to do the same! Is this Me?
By nature, you consistently bolster — that is, boost — the morale of some of your teammates.You offer compliments. You affirm certain individuals’ talents, knowledge, skills,contributions, and successes. Driven by your talents, you are counted on to be the talkativeand sociable member of the team. Your friendly disposition helps most people feel comfortable enough to join in group activities or discussions. It’s very likely that you like to lift the spirits of the people around you. You know what to do and say so individuals feel useful, valued, appreciated, and important. Chances are good that you support the people around you by acknowledging their outstanding accomplishments and stellar performances .Because of your strengths, you enjoy discovering as much as you can about the people you meet. You are friendly and enjoy socializing. You quickly put at ease those you are meeting for the first time or the tenth time.
Instinctively, you might derive less satisfaction from your work or studies when you are separated from your friends. Perhaps partnering with them motivates you to work hard to complete tasks or reach goals. Because of your strengths, you prefer the company of peopleto being alone. You automatically welcome a wide array of individuals into your workplace,classroom, team, family, club, or social circle. Chances are good that you exhibit a genuine fondness for all sorts of people. Newcomers or outsiders intrigue you to such a degree thatyou start talking with them. You naturally put them at ease with your smile, encouraging words, or compliments. It’s very likely that you are genuinely fond of your teammates. Youcan see the good in them more readily than most people can. This explains why individualslike having you in their groups. By nature, you are talkative and friendly in the presence of newcomers. You delight in pulling outsiders or strangers into group discussions. You are likely to involve them in casual conversations with one or two other people.
It’s very likely that you periodically determine for yourself or others what should be done. After you have made up your mind, perhaps you waste little time moving forward with projects or assignments. Because of your strengths, you may raise the spirits of people by putting aside what you are doing and giving them your undivided attention. Perhaps you repeat some of the key ideas or questions they voiced, even when it takes some work. Driven by your talents, you sometimes reach conclusions by using reason. Sometimes you evaluate all the facts to pinpoint what is and is not relevant. The mental rigor you demand of yourself might prepare you to launch projects or initiate plans. Chances are good that you sometimes make choices or judgments when no one else seems willing to do so. Once you take charge,you may be eager to launch initiatives, present proposals, or solve problems. Instinctively,you sometimes make people feel special. Typically you point out the importance or usefulness of something they said.
Chances are good that you reject using a one-size-fits-all approach when attempting to influence people to take action. Instead, you discover each person’s special talents, skills, knowledge, mission, likes, and dislikes. This information helps you personalize your words and deeds. It’s very likely that you exhibit an awareness about what you do and do not do well. You trust your instincts in this regard. Over time, you have progressed faster and moved further by relying on your talents. You simply refuse to risk losing confidence in yourself by tackling assignments for which you lack the talent, even when you may possess some relevant knowledge, skills, or experience. Because of your strengths, you sometimes pause to savor or simply reflect on your current accomplishments. Driven by your talents, you regularly initiate serious discussions or casual chitchat with people you have just met. You feel quite confident about your ability to talk with newcomers, outsiders, or strangers. You probably recall times when this gift contributed to your accomplishments or gave you access to influential people. By nature, you take full advantage of your talents. This is how you move toward your goals.
Driven by your talents, you might recognize recurring sequences in data, events, information,or people’s comments. These insights might enable you to form links between things that others cannot. By nature, you sometimes know what has gone wrong. You try to uncover facts. Perhaps you are not intimidated by an overwhelming amount of information. Like a detective, you might sort through it, attempting to identify pieces of evidence. Following a few leads, you might begin to see the big picture. Maybe you generate schemes for solvingthe problem. You might choose the best option after considering some of the prevailing circumstances, available resources, or desired outcomes. It’s very likely that you may payattention to some of the things going on around you. Perhaps you listen, quiz people, read, or take notes. As you accumulate information, you might disregard what is unrelated, and pay heed to what seems important. Sometimes the more you reflect on what you know, certain problems reveal themselves, and eventually some solutions start taking shape in your mind. Then you try to select the best plan from your list of options. Chances are good that you may see solutions before other people know there is a problem. You might start formulating answers before your teammates, coworkers, or classmates understand the question. Sometimes you generate numerous ideas before sorting to the one that makes the most sense in a particular situation. Because of your strengths, you select the right combination of words to convey your ideas or feelings. In the middle of discussions, your vocabulary provides you with precise phrases and terminology. You probably express yourself with ease and grace.
Who are you? Buy the book, take the assessment, USE YOUR TALENTS!
Peace, Blessings, and Woo!