Lately I have been recommending that all of my clients and students take an assessment called the “Strengths Finder Assessment”. I have found this to be a easy way to increase your awareness of your strengths.
The report of your top five strengths only takes 20 minutes to generate! Don’t ask me exactly how the report works, but the results are uncanny and resonate closely with people’s experience of themselves. Some of the questions don’t make sense, but just answer them as best you can.
I found that one of my top five strengths was that I was a “Maximizer”. That means that I look for strengths in myself and others. I like to “transform something strong into something superb.” That’s why I love to coach high performers who want to make a difference. (And also why I like an assessment that helps you to identify your strengths.)
Another top strength of mine is that I am an “Activator”. I do things first, and then learn. Although this does get me into trouble on occasion (!), I can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. Like the Nike slogan “Just do it!”. This strength has supported me to move many good ideas into real accomplishments.
“Many years of research conducted by The Gallup Organization suggest that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and behaviors. These people are best able to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives, their careers, and their families.”
You can access the Strength Finder Assessment at:
Purchase the TOP 5 STRENGTHS ACCESS for $15.00
The test will take 20-30 minutes. You will get a report immediately.
Download all of the reports.
In the report, “Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide” review your five strengths. Read the Application/Ideas for Action section and note some ideas that stand out for you.
NOTE: This is only one assessment. This is not a complete description of you. Use what resonates with you. If you have any questions or concerns let me know.
And please, let me know if I can help you to think through how to best use these strengths, in your work and in your personal life.
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