What Personality Theory is the basis of the CliftonStrengths Assessment?

With so many assessments available, how do you know which one to use? In making that decision, you need to keep in mind what was used to create the assessment. Is it just this is what someone thought would be a good idea, or is it based on a…

Should You Retake the CliftonStrengths Assessment?

As a strength coach, people often ask me about retaking the CliftonStrengths Assessment. Though it may seem like your strengths would change over time, the answer to retaking the assessment is - no need most of the time.No matter why someone…

Help Others Understand Their Value Through Strengths

If someone asked you to tell them the top 5 things they were good at, could you? Most of us would struggle with that question. If someone asks the top 5 things you were terrible at, I bet you would give a laundry list. What we do well should…

Monetize Your Relator Strength

You may think of the Relator® as someone who has never met a stranger, but that’s WOO—winning others over. People with WOO believe that each stranger is a friend they have yet to meet, but Relators are selective about their relationships.…

Monetize Your Positivity Strength

Positivity ® is one of my wife’s top strengths. Now you know why I married her—she has incredible relationship strengths. People with Positivity are generous with praise and love to smile. They are light-hearted, playful, humorous, and…

Monetize Your Individualization Strength

Individualization® refers to those who love to discover the uniqueness in others. Individualizers believe that each person has his or her own unique, special story. Instead of seeing people’s similarities, Individualizers see differences—the…

Monetize Your Includer Strength

People who are Includers® love to stretch the circle wider and are adept at being inclusive. Includers dislike thinking of people being left out and often cannot concentrate until everyone is included. Not surprisingly, Includers are incredibly…
Harmony Relationship Building Theme

Monetize Your Harmony Strength

People with the Harmony® strength are natural peacemakers, they are adept at helping team members to understand and respect each other to get along better. Harmonious individuals are practical, especially in terms of strategic planning and…
Empathy Relationship Building Theme

Monetize Your Empathy Strength

People with Empathy® have “emotion thermometers.” They have an innate ability to tune into the emotional world, and their emotional thermometers can sense both pleasant and unpleasant emotions. Individuals with Empathy see the world through…