Yearly Archives: 2018
Dr. Andy Molinsky is a professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and even NPR. He is the author of the book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Build Confidence, and Rise to the Challenge.
NY Times best selling author, Kevin Kruse, answers listener questions about leadership, productivity, entrepreneurship and more.
If you have the Significance strength, you have a deep need to be admired for your time, talents, and efforts. More to the point, you want the people associated with you to crave the same success and credibility in their professional pursuits. To that end, you are constantly poking, prodding, and driving others to succeed as well.
Someone who has strong Self-Assurance® according to the CliftonStrengths® assessment is a person who has faith in their abilities and strengths. It is very similar to self-confidence and allows people with this strength to take risks, stakes claims, rise to challenges, and deliver the goods where others lack the confidence or assuredness to do so.
There is power in positivity. People with the Positivity® strength according to CliftonStrengths® themes believe this to their core. If you are strong in this theme, your favorite quote may very well be the one by Shiv Khera that says, “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”
We are all energized by different things. People gifted with the Woo strength are energized by meeting new people and having the opportunity to build rapport with every new person they meet. They have a talent for striking up a conversation, they remember the names of new people, and are never shy or intimidated.
If you have the Relator® strength according to the CliftonStrengths® assessment, then you’re far more interested in developing deep meaningful relationships than making a sale or earning a commission. You find joy in doing things that strengthen your relationships with others. While you are no wallflower, you tend to be drawn to people you already know in hopes of deepening these bonds rather than seeking out new ones.
People who have the Maximizer talent aren’t interested in self-help or fixing what others view as broken in them. Instead, they would rather focus on the capitalizing on their own strengths and talents. They feel this is a more productive pursuit of their time and it works for them.
If you have the Individualization® strength based on a CliftonStrengths® assessment, you find the unique qualities of individual people fascinating. You don’t like generalizations because it diminishes what is unique about each person. Rather than paint everyone or even groups of people with on wide brush, you get caught up in the individual brush strokes that make every person unique.