The Strengths Assessment

Many years of research conducted by The Gallup Organization suggest that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and behaviors. These people are best able to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives, their careers, and their families.

As a leader, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best everyday? This is the purpose of Strengths-based leadership.

Do YOU have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

Rath answers his own question with a potentially disturbing answer:

Chances are, you don’t.

He goes on to say that according to his research, 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. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveiled the newer and improved version of its popular assessment, using the language of 34 themes. It is an accessible reference book that offers a new perspective and vocabulary for the ‘strengths’ topic.

The Strengths movement is also fueled by the follow on book, STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP.   While continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

From Strengths-Based Leadership (the book)

There are three keys to being a more effective leader:

1) Knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths

2) Getting people with the right strengths on your team, and

3) Understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

Aligned with TaylorTrain Core Principles

It’s clear to see how TaylorTrain’s Core Principles of Trust, Integrity, Excellence, Commitment, and Innovation intersect with the Strengths leadership model.

and #1 Value

Coupled with our #1 Value of ‘Thriving Relationships’, we support Strengths Finder’s focus with authenticity. Leading you or your team through assessment, debriefing and application allows our strength to be used in developing yours.

You create meaning when your strengths & interests meet the needs of the world.

Tom Rath, Strengths Leadership author

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