Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.
To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions to discover their top five talents. In StrengthsFinder 2.0 Gallup unveiled the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more.
Ed became certified by Gallup in 2009 through their faith based division, but the 34 themes and their indicators for impact for people are the same. The goal of the creator Don Clifton was to make the information as readily available as possible to as many people as possible. Anyone can buy the book and each book comes with a code to take the assessment.
A strengths based approach to leadership is yet another strong assessment that can provide additional information for you and your team and can be a stand alone project or integrated with The Birkman Method and the SEIP.