Do you ever wonder why you make certain choices?
Why you do what you do?
Why you like certain things?
Why you are better at some things than others?
There’s a reason. It’s your talents.
Why should you focus on your talents and strengths?
Your greatest talents — the ways in which you most naturally think, feel and behave — are a source of tremendous power. Learn your most dominant CliftonStrengths and discover what makes you exceptional so you can maximize your potential.
A strengths-based development strategy starts by focusing on what people do well. It then emphasizes and builds on those strengths to help individuals become even more productive.
Each month I will be sharing information on a new talent theme.
For the employees who agree that their manager focuses on their strengths, active disengagement falls to an astoundingly low 1%.
This month let’s look at ACHIEVER®
Achievers have a constant need for attainment. They have an internal fire burning inside them. It pushes them to do and achieve more.
People with strong Achiever talents feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day, they must accomplish something meaningful to feel good about themselves. And “every day” means every single day: workdays, weekends, holidays and even vacations. If the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, Achievers feel dissatisfied.
After finishing a challenging project, they rarely seek to be rewarded with rest or an easy assignment. While they appreciate recognition for past achievements, their motivation lies in striving toward the next goal.
For five decades Gallup researchers have been studying what makes people successful. The exhaustive study and the insights gleaned from it led to the creation of CliftonStrengths.
Since its creation, more than 15 million people have taken Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment.
Contrary to its name, the CliftonStrengths assessment measures not strengths but rather the presence of talents in 34 general areas or “themes.” These 34 themes form the basic language of talent.
Gallup discovered these common themes that comprise talents from studying what the most effective individuals did to achieve excellence.