The key to exceptional performance is to train natural talent



Talent describes the ability to do something instinctively and accurately. Talent is a skill that is untaught and resides within the subconscious making its processing speed proportionally faster than conscious skill (something that is learnt). When you train talent, talent become genius.

When people use their talents, they are immediately engaged and can sustain performance for significantly longer periods of time than when not engaged. This engagement accelerates the development of competency exponentially.

Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment (previously Strengthsfinder) has been scientifically developed to identify the rank order of a person’s talents. This then provides a literal fingerprint of a person’s unique talent DNA that in turn provide significant insight into what engages them and where their greatest contribution lies.

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How does it Work?

CliftonStrengths® measures the presence of talents in 34 general areas referred to as “Signature themes.” These Signature themes represent what how you naturally think, feel, and behave as unique individuals.

Over a secure connection, the CliftonStrengths® assessment presents 178 items to the respondent. Each item consists of a pair of potential self-descriptors, such as “I read instructions carefully” versus “I like to jump right into things.” The descriptors are placed as if anchoring polar ends of a continuum. The respondent is then asked to choose from that pair the statement that best describes him or her, and to what extent that chosen option is descriptive. The respondent gets 20 seconds to respond to a given pair of descriptors before the system moves on to the next pair. (CliftonStrengths® developmental research showed that the 20-second limit resulted in a negligible item non-completion rate.)

Upon completing the CliftonStrengths® assessment, respondents receive a report displaying the rank order of their Signature themes.  The top 5 version of the assessment reveals only the 5 highest Signature Themes while the Full 34 version displays the full set of results.

Influencing Themes

(I like driving action)

  • Activator®
  • Command®
  • Communication®
  • Competition®
  • Maximizer®
  • Self-Assurance®
  • Significance®
  • Woo®

Influencing Themes

(I like relating to others)

  • Adaptability®
  • Connectedness®
  • Developer®
  • Empathy®
  • Harmony®
  • Includer®
  • Individualization®
  • Positivity®
  • Relator®

Thinking Themes

(I like Data Processing)

  • Analytical®
  • Context®
  • Futuristic®
  • Ideation®
  • Input®
  • Intellection®
  • Learner®
  • Strategic®

Executing Themes

(I like finishing)

  • Achiever®
  • Arranger®
  • Belief®
  • Consistency®
  • Deliberative®
  • Discipline®
  • Focus®
  • Responsibility®
  • Restorative®

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