Are you one of 19 million?
If you said, “No, I’m one in a million!” I want to give you a virtual high-five.
Yes, you ARE one in a million!
I asked if you were 1 in 19 million because over 19 million, yes MILLION, people have taken the CliftonStrengths (formerly, StrengthsFinder 2.0). The assessment helps you identify your talents. There are several reasons for learning your dominant talent themes from CliftonStrengths. Here are just a few.
People who know and use their CliftonStrengths are:
– 6 times as likely to be engaged at work.
– 3 times as likely to have an excellent quality of life
– 7.8% more productive in their role
– 6 times as likely to do what they do best every day.
People with the ANALYTICAL talent look for reasons and causes. They are thinkers. They look at all the factors that might affect a situation.
You now know the most effective way to empower people is through their strengths.
People strong in the ANALYTICAL talent may find that reason enough to take CliftonStrengths.
If you want to build trust with the ANALYTICAL talent theme:
1️⃣Use your ability to think through options and reasons to help others make a decision.
2️⃣Recognize that the conclusion you came to for what is good for you may be different for other people.
Name your preferences and reasons to build trust. Understanding what went into your decision will give them assurance you’re not giving them a line of b.s.
3️⃣In times of conflict or confusion….be proactive. Because you naturally sort through info to find what is real, true and honest, others will trust your insights. Offer them willingly. Don’t wait for someone to ask.
The ANALYTICAL talent is filled with a logical approach to life and work.
So let me offer you a challenge:
If this is one of your dominant themes, offer to help others look at data and facts. When I say data, that can mean more than numbers. Perhaps there is information that needs to be sorted through or a report needs to be boiled down to its essence.
If this is one of your lesser themes, ask someone you know who looks at facts and data objectively to help you with a project. Ask a friend you know is good with “thinking” through challenges to give you an assessment of a real-life situation.
Name. Claim. Aim
I was reminded again today that to understand our talent themes, is one thing. To claim the talent theme and use it to impact your life and work is another. So let’s not stop just with learning about the talent themes. Embrace the challenge above and make it your own.
Are you willing to accept the challenge? Let me know in the comment below by saying, “I’m in!” As always, make the challenge your own.
It’s a joy to shine a light on what makes you amazing so you can succeed at work and in life.
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