from what u explain.. those strengthsfinder people are stuck in a static system. However, some people like the idea of being measured and compared to other people, so in addition to the advantage of having social proof, popular assessments like SF will also have the advantage of providing a “benchmark” for people who want to know how well they “stack up.”. danspira I like to think that the (*ahem*) strength of this post and its comment thread is in the critical thinking and contrarian point of view that it presents. The art of strengths-based development is to nurture a set of complementary (or “companion”) strengths that work together as a set, reinforcing and amplifying the benefits of each other. Yes, this discussion thread is alive and well, which definitely suggests something about this topic that tends to ignite a certain kind of passion! “Everybody is a genius. Just ran across this conversation because my employer asked us what trainings we might like to see and I wanted to see if StrengthsFinders had one because I found the quiz to be really helpful on a personal level. I want to know how this works, and see what the score distribution is (as you mentioned early on). As a career counselor and strengths consultant, its not what the assessment or inventory results are, it’s how the client/student relates to what it says.” And from what the client says we, can discover THEIR truth, potential as well as identify barriers in helping them identify their form of excellence. February 1, 2012 @ The new book by Malcolm Gladwell is an important read too. Or if I argued with my wife this morning? Similar to the negative effects of individuals using the MBTI. 3:21 pm. Not many I’m sure. Eg, I’m far from a natural empath but I’ve forced myself to learn this skill (because reasons) – and it’s been invaluable. Also, it seems to miss some things that fall within the areas of cognition that it purports to cover. Command. STRENGTHSFINDER & A Weakness to Keep in Mind While Using the StrenghtsFinder Survey | ChurchHealth.wiki “When I am too much of an Arranger, I…”. But other questions arise. The only contribution I might add to this thread is that, in my experience, the task of predicting human behavior, whether in a work or social setting is far more complex than any single scientific or social assessment tool that has ever been invented can accurately measure. danspira Fifteen percent concentrated power of will, There is some truth to the assessed strengths. Each StrengthsFinder talent theme is energized and drained by different things. In the process, they make their point bigger than it needs to be. 2:19 pm, Richard, But I’m a noob to the topic and not trying to be hypercritical. It is a developmental assessment to be used in discussion and reflection with someone skilled to help the individual interpret the results of the assessment. September 4, 2015 @ Use the House-Tree-Person for all I care and let Gallup know that you’ve “improved” SF and use it for selection and see what they say..maybe they are missing something you’ve discovered an will now advocate for it as a solitary selection assessment (ask them). The people closest to us see the best and the worst of us, and vice versa. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information. What about an innate sense of Rhythm,  Melody, Direction, or Spatial Organization? That’s impressive. 6:07 am, […] Top Five Weaknesses of StrengthsFinder | Dan Spira – StrengthsFinder is a well-designed diagnostic (and coaching / talent management approach) that can be used to help individuals and teams become more successful, … […], Clint Moar (@ClintMoar) However, that this should emerge as one of my top traits wasn’t something I had considered before… but it resonated for me. Thanks again for your stimulating and strengthening comments. So in the beginning our strengths are fostered by failure or perhaps luck, but over our lifetimes they are more nurtured by success. Get a detailed description of this theme made popular in StrengthsFinder 2.0. 29 Apr 2017. […], Bill Spira Photography | Fast Photos For You And Me Point being, I wonder if you used a different test, and had open conversations with the current leadership, if the results would have been just as good. David M What defines a teacher? Much more powerful than learning about how “good you are”. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. And then there are many other things we cannot learn, and many other things about ourselves that we cannot improve. lots of use of the terms “always” and “never” which threw me off. Because yeah.. you can learn stuff from astrology, too. The dissection of human behavior, human drive and motivation, the discussion of where talent comes from and how it can be most effectively harnessed, is well within the sphere of the natural world that science tries to explain. However, when you get right down to it, what the authors relegate as “skills” that can be learned versus “talents” that are innate can, at times, seem a bit arbitrary. I think this last point #3, UNBALANCED is actually two points:  UNBALANCED and EASILY MISINTERPRETED. I use Strengths Finder 2.0 in my career consulting practice as I believe it does add insight into “who you are” and answers the question “What are your greatest strengths”in an interview instead of a “wishy washy” answer. I want more. this is where a tool (any descent tool actually) helps managers, untrained in the finer interview techniques (i.e. […], nareg The novelty was that I came up with the idea that the secret of happines at work is to do sth tha you are REALLY good at. March 13, 2015 @ John Smith In contrast, from a personal development point of view, working on the weaknesses would definitely be a much more productive exercise. While it would expose the possibility of changes in one’s “signature strengths,” given the right pre-frame / inoculation, the publisher could spin it in a way that does not diminish (or even add to!) Likewise, thank you for these thoughtful comments and questions. Reed, glad to hear you’ve had some positive personal experiences in sessions that featured the Strengths Finder tools. I’ll try to write a future post on some of the interesting things that happen in the world of sales, including sales performance, sales leadership, sales management, sales coaching, and sales training. Not finding that yet. I took the test 2X and came up with totally different results in three of the traits. “An assessment that repeats back to you what you told it” is a term that some of my clients use, for this type of test experience. It does not attempt to capture stuff outside of those areas — and in many cases, there can be important stuff. A weakness is a talent in the way. At the end of it I read off my top five, and was left with the feeling that I already knew that about myself. More importantly, during the interview you are assessing job “fit” – fit with customers, peers and/or management. Strengths School™ by Strengths Movement Pte Ltd • All Rights Reserved © 2020, Singapore, 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, Singapore, 168976, Singapore, Strengths of Fathers: A Fathers' Day Special, Using StrengthsFinder for Work - Managing My Blind Spots, Using StrengthsFinder for Work - Reflections of an Educator, What's in a Teacher? Or maybe that’s just my BALANCED theme at play (just kidding, there is no such theme in StrengthsFinders, nor is there a SNARKY theme or an ORNERY BLOGGER theme ). 11:08 am. When combined with criteria such as prior experience and technical skills, the talents & strengths-based approach of selection and professional growth creates a hyper-specialization of the deepest kind. If you’ve only had positive stimulus for a strength, unless you’ve been far more successful than average, then that strength must not shine as brightly as those for which you’ve had both positive and negative stimulus. 1:50 pm. Home; About Us. As long as you understand this then you can attempt to balance your schedule into energising/draining work to try and avoid burn out and motivation loss. May 21, 2015 @ It consisted of responses based on a spectrum from one statement to another. [Teachers' Day Special], The Allure of Addiction: How Our Strengths Come Into Play, 3 Reasons to Use StrengthsFinder to Build Strong Families, Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring Strengthsfinder 'Relator', Using StrengthsFinder for Work - Interview with a Counsellor, Using StrengthsFinder for Relationships - Strengthening Marriages, Using StrengthsFinder for Relationships - Family Conversations. These strengths do seem skewed to the business world and […], Elizabeth Of course, I took it with an open mind and a willingness to just see what resonated or would give me a fresh perspective on things… I never imagined that people would try to use this for more than self-understanding and improvement. Gallop presented a well documented review of the data they had collected to support their theories (no other program has every matched the diligence they applied to their theories (and I would say a lot of what I see here in this web blog is undocumented theory). February 10, 2009 @ That said, its benefits, for most, seem to outweigh its costs. May 1, 2014 @ December 30, 2011 @ Can I skew the results if I take this more than once? 8:38 pm. In 2004, the assessment's name was formally changed to "Clifton StrengthsFinder" in honour of its … One who learns from every person,”  said Ben Zoma (one of my all time favorites). danspira One gets the sense that if those 2 million interviews took place mainly in non-corporate settings (e.g. No, depending on our circumstances, sometimes our greatest opportunity and room for growth is in an area that we’re not naturally gifted in. Rather than analyzing your way into a new career path via an assessment instrument, you sound like the kind of guy who might want to just try out different working environments, even as a volunteer, in order to figure out where you would be most comfortable. I would like to hear your thoughts on that Dan and also I’m really tempted to invest in the wealth dynamics by Roger Hamilton. September 25, 2013 @ This is not because I believe that anyone can or should do anything, but because there are so many amazing examples that contradict any conventional wisdom about fitting square pegs in square holes. In other words, lately I’ve found myself actively reducing the number of jerks that I work with. The Strengths Profile (formerly the REALISE2) from CAPPInfinity is long established and well-respected assessment along with Gallup’s CliftonStrengths (formerly Clifton Strengthsfinder) and VIA Character Strengths. 10:32 am. Activator 5. danspira Nicely done. You get to spend a lot of time asking yourself those deep questions if you don’t reciprocate when confronted with hormone-induced chest-thumping rituals because backing down or otherwise deferring causes loss of status. Your comment has actually sparked some ideas for additional posts. February 16, 2014 @ All that said, doing VIA for the purposes of replying to this discussion did give me some results that were personally thought-provoking. Ideation 3. danspira In the six years since the release of Now, Discover Your Strengths, more than two million people have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. January 29, 2012 @ Hence the notion that a “strength” is something that *strengthens* a person, and it’s that energizing effect that propels the person to become better (“stronger”) at it. People with Relator (CilftonStrengths • StrengthsFinder) talents gain immense … For more than twenty years I had differences of opinion with my graduate mentor who claimed in the area of personal development counseling that if an assessment was a precise as the constructs used in some clinical psychological instruments, it was like a horoscope. SF was a tool / gauge, but it doesn’t appear that it was the engine. I’m talking about ordinary people – the people we meet every day in business – people who have variegated, diffuse strengths and weaknesses, but more importantly, who also have values and opportunities that they may choose to follow, according to their own free will. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.“) reads to me like something that anyone can nurture with practice, coaching and feedback – I teach and coach “Command” (without the registered mark) to people every week, and have seen many professionals turn themselves around precisely in those kinds of areas. https://danspira.com/2009/01/10/top-five-weaknesses-of-strengthsfinder/ […], Clifton StrengthsFinder | BrownStudies I heard countless stories of “light bulbs”, I was caught off guard by the sometimes heart-breaking stories of individuals wanting to perform better but were so tangled up in years of being told what they were bad at, what they need to improve, need for additional training, blah, blah, blah – a phenomenon I call “HR gone amok with a budget.” Just look at any corporate field assessment, midyear or annual review. 3:46 pm. I found my way to your site, because I was looking for the downside to the greatest strengths. When you see the stick figure who looks strong, you can consider how these things fuel you up at work. I got a lot of good information from my other strengths as well – for example, that my Strategic thinking can put people off if I immediately go into the mode of thinking things through to a possible conclusion and then bring up what could go wrong, because people who don’t think that way think you are being negative. And to be a visionary dreamer, you can’t be burning all your neurone paying attention to every stimulus around you. Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, interviews Chrystella Lo, a counsellor in Singapore, who shares how she uses her StrengthsFinder themes for her work. 12:44 am, […] People In The World: Those Who Think There Are Two Kinds of People In The World and Those Who Don'tTop Five Weaknesses of StrengthsFinder Advanced Skill-Will Diagnostics: Distinguishing Habits from Values, Incentives from […], Katie Here is a fantastic recent article from the New York Times Magazine, by fellow Montrealer Steven Pinker. April 29, 2014 @ …where all four variables K,S,P,M are learnable. From a personal development point of view, my bias these days, when asked by people for career advice, is not to just have them figure out “what they’re good at that they also enjoy and can make money doing,” aka their “marketable strengths.” What I like to do is ask them what kind of environment they would most likely want to work in, be surrounded by, and then, based on the opportunities in the near vicinity, to test those waters. 6:50 am, danspira THEME #3) UNBALANCED: The authors of StrengthsFinders, like many authors, wish to make a point. Recent Podcast Episodes. Each StrengthsFinder talent theme is energized and drained by different things. Do you desire for a deep and open conversations with your loved ones at home? Now, that takes a back seat to teamwork and a host of other things because I’ve witnessed it out of control to hurt people in business – firing people because results weren’t perfect, people stepping on each other to get promotions, etc. On the level of mechanics, the VIA test is transparent – before writing this reply to you I tried out the free test here: http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/questionnaires.aspx While taking the VIA test it was very clear and obvious how it was being scored: 10 x 24 questions about 24 things, in pretty much the same order on each of the 10 screens, for a total of 240 questions, on a five-point Likert scale. There are just too many variables that mix (not unlike chemistry or the ancient art of alchemy) to influence behavior and performance to accurately predict job performance, let alone cultural fit. I started to think about people whom I know who think that they are perfect, when they are totally the opposite of that. So tools like StrengthsFinder, with their lack of truly scientific rigor, can be effective nonetheless. You can't fix a weakness. February 1, 2012 @ Recent Podcast Episodes. He suggests a method of getting feedback from others as another way to attack this important question which I’m sure you’ve probably seen.. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130701103511-69244073-a-better-way-to-discover-your-strengths, danspira 11:23 pm, Thanks Katie — glad you enjoyed this post and were able to work your way through the comments thread! I have been bothered by their overuse partially because of my own beliefs and experiences. The StrengthsFinder Talent Themes that are categorized in the Relationship Building domain include Adaptability, Connectedness, Developer, Empathy, Harmony, Includer, Individualization, Relator and Positivity. StrengthsFinder is a well-designed diagnostic (and coaching / talent management approach) that can be used to help individuals and teams become more successful, by focusing on people’s strengths, as opposed to their weaknesses. Don’t overthink this, but see it rather as a tendency to thinking and executing acitivites and tasks. ABOUT THE RELATOR TALENT THEME. it is definitely far from being the pivotal piece to success. Did your company have a good vision, strong values, and clear goals? SUBMIT COMPLETE ASTROLOGY CHART WITH RESUME. People with Relator (CilftonStrengths • StrengthsFinder) talents gain immense energy from being with a close group of friends. I’ve found your comments (and those of others here) to be incredibly useful. I want to know (out of the BIG34) what the distribution is from people who took the test, because, naturally I want to know if I’m part of the crowd or just wildly special. It is incumbent on the assessment creator to demonstrate the tool is valid, not on its detractors to prove the tool is invalid. Vilma The company I work for has an initiative going on that led to me taking the assessment. Like you and a few posters here, I would not only like to know my weaknesses to continue growing, but I would like to know the positive and negative aspects of each “strength”. On the more technical side, I’ve not researched it but would be interested in the construct validity associated with each of the strengths. In 1998, the Father of Strengths Psychology, Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003), along with Tom Rath and a team of scientists at The Gallup Organisation, created the online StrengthsFinder assessment. But it would be pretty weird to hire for a job that way… INNOVATIVE COMPANY SEEKS CREATIVE TRIPLE VIRGO WITH CLEAR THINKING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND A LOVE OF SERVICE TO TAKE ITS MESSAGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. CHARACTERISTICS. 11:12 am, nareg I’d probably be stronger in Command or some other action-oriented strength. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them. I know the Seligman test tends to be more “life” oriented whereas Clifton’s descriptions are more workplace oriented. Connectedness 27. April 29, 2013 @ This does not frighten you. “Like “Targeted Selection”, a mainstay of the pharma industry for decades, really uncovered proficiency or effectiveness in a candidate. 12:50 am. in fact, i was advised at cegep career counseling that the career i picked today was a very bad idea for me. I guess it beats the old standard “sell me that ashtray” model. 10:54 pm, […] People In The World: Those Who Think There Are Two Kinds of People In The World and Those Who Don'tTop Five Weaknesses of StrengthsFinder Skill-Will Matrix Revisited: Taking the Employee’s Point of ViewSame Data, Different Graphs (aka […], EOY Blog Clean-up « Meme Menagerie More Episodes. August 26, 2013 @ you cannot learn to be charismatic. I was skeptical at first as most mangers are of any new management theory shoved down your throat by a company. “Who is wise? I’m also a fan of Rich Dad, Poor Dad… and I agree there is a conceptual clash (or perhaps, an intersection) between it and StrengthsFinder. September 25, 2013 @ Bottom line: SF, applied with good judgement & executed well gives a team so more than just a good “language” but a methodical way to hire, manage for results & help the folks on your team realize their career ambitions. The first people to use bows and arrows didn’t wait until Newton worked out all the equations for understanding projectile motion. You have different levels of relationships with people. Check out this post! For example: What a fantastic anecdote… thanks for taking out the time to share it, much appreciated. The standard StrengthsFinder documentation doesn’t provide any specific descriptions of what happens to each of the signature 34 strengths if those strengths are taken too far… and I think this is because the book is trying, above else, to move people towards an attitude of “be remarkable” vs. “be balanced.” However, that shouldn’t dissuade you from being self-aware… why don’t you go through you list of strengths and answer the question yourself? First, there’s no way to check results based on the scientific method. Now I want to do only what I am good at. The idea behind the … I’m at a cross-roads in my life and I got the book and took the test so I would get a better insight on what professions I would be happiest in, because perhaps there were a few that I might have misconceptions about. danspira Much. Rath reveals, … Wait, none of those were my Signature Themes, either…, Green Style, Inspiration, Learning, Metaphors, plants, Positivity, Blogging, Career, Inspiration, Learning, Life, Metaphors, Psychology, Relationships, Business, Career, Coaching, Collaboration, Inspiration, Learning, Life, Metaphors, Positivity, Psychology, Relationships, danspira Then, I was fortunate enough to attend the 1st orientation lead by all the authors (I sat at lunch and had a long dialogue with Buckingham – a brilliant man and a business light bulb event for me). No, I didn’t even test high for ANALYTICAL on StrengthsFinder, but perhaps this is just a combination my IDEATION and INTELLECTION themes, and my being a GEMINI and having a moon sign of…wait… I forget…, StrengthsFinder exhibits many characteristics of the Forer Effect, namely, that people lend credibility to descriptions of their personality that are vague and generally applicable, especially when those descriptions appear to be tailored to them, authoritative (backed by science, ancient wisdom, surveys of 2 million people, etc. Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Meiling Tan shares from her personal experience. Neale We maintained and grew our leadership within the company. Harmony 32. i get it. While you are no wallflower, you tend to be drawn to people you already … The original version of the book, Now, Discover Your Strengths was co-authored by Clifton and Marcus Buckingham, who has since left the Gallup organization to start his own gig. When I talk to solo practitioners about their … We all need challenge to grow as a humans, I agree, but do you want to be constantly challenged? 4 Domains of Strength. April 30, 2013 @ I’m reminded of a managers’ meeting ten years ago. Well that, and a lot of statistical training that helps me better understand the way data is often data mined in non-valid ways. My Strengths « Irresistible (Dis)Grace StrengthsFinder Definition - Relator. In hindsight, it’s easy to look back at a person who is doing something very successfully and come up with all kinds of reasons why it’s “in their nature” or was “inevitable.” I suspect often times it’s just the bundling together of a whole bunch of stuff that isn’t necessarily a “top five signature theme.” In many cases, it’s the person’s sixth, seventh or tenth ranking “themes,” bundled together with some happy accidents (e.g., they were the best candidate available at the time and place of the opportunity) and 10,000 hours of practice, Karate Kid style, and all we observers can see at the end of this messy process is the resulting fluid, flawless execution. Bill Downing "The greatest growth comes from working on your weaknesses." 12:57 am. Our Team; Courses. — By the way, have you run a regression analysis against all your employee “job fit” profiles to validate that the strengths you believe to be associated with job fit correlate to sales per month? Other similar personality indexes/assessment tools say the same thing, although some of them allow for life-threatening-illness-new-religion-drastic-perspective-changing-quarter-life-crisis-event-type-things , just as you mentioned. Never occurred to me that fields such as marketing or government with changing products or regulations would be more suitable – environments where they pay you to learn and grow and come up with new ideas. I think the next verbal trick is give ourselves permission to add the conditional phrase, “up until now,” when desired. It never occurred to me that people would base hiring practices on this! I didn’t get that. and it’s situations like this that worry me when it comes to “arithmetizing” social sciences. Was he pushed or did he leave over creative differences?? THEME #4)  WRONG:  Going back to the authors’ assertion that Empathy is an innate talent for which a true strength cannot be obtained through training, I must disagree. Thank you Vilma… please do share your other thoughts! 10:53 am. Focus on what you do well… do more of it… do it even better… keep polishing. Online personality assessment practice test. Yes, it would appear that using Strengths Finder to make corporate personnel decisions could be a perilous approach for both the employees and the employer. Weakness-fixing is not a powerful developmental approach. Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Command' 16 Apr 2017. Clifton StrengthsFinder Singapore. Very insightful and practical stuff. If you are looking to identify and develop your strengths and talents, take calculated risks and make decisions, The Strengths Revolution with Steve Morgan will help your personal development, as well as helping you support your clients, employees, teams and wider organisations. Life experience (post age 16) can help too. You are certainly entitled to state your opinion, but I must have missed the part where you did the research on which you based your comments. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein. It does not validate whether you really are analytical, strategic, etc., or whether you are actually good at those skills, styles or behaviors therein. I’ve got Ideation, Input, Learner, Intellection, and Includer. I firmly believed that moved way up. February 1, 2012 @ Where I felt a negative effect in the past, I took pains to analyze why and became skilled at determining interaction patterns. 5:10 am. It's a situation, … 10:06 am. You have required experience and/or skills for the job that are go/no go (called a job posting). Not a Leadership Vision Subscriber? Are you someone who never feels bored of meeting the same old friend week after week? so unless one does the horizontal exploration, one cannot find his full potential. I read through your blog as I was interested in your “take” on the work of Donald Clifton. This is the 2nd article of Using StrengthsFinder for Work- Reflection of an Educator. Now… for each one of these 34 strengths we can hypothesize a negative stimulus that would cause them to be over-exercised and thus, given a list of the top 5 for any individual we can psychoanalyze them to determine their personality levers. –You have the liberty to do whatever you want to do, I’m just mentioning what’s legal and what’s not when you use an assessment in the hiring process. More here: https://www.law.upenn.edu/journals/jbl/articles/volume4/issue2/Stabile4U.Pa.J.Lab.%26Emp.L.279(2002).pdf, (I think that using a personality test as a major component of the hiring process is ultimately a test of the applicant’s compliance with the sort of organizational culture that uses personality tests as a hiring screen. Your potential are doing with complacency assessing job “ fit ” – fit with customers peers. 17, 2016 @ 8:38 pm strongly disagree with your loved ones at home immensely! Woo, Strategic, Futuristic, Command: Analytical, Intellection, Deliberative, connectedness, Relator humans, ’. The top five into an amalgam and marketing use strengthsfinder relator weakness their evidence a set statistical. ( “ people strong in the Command theme have presence ideation theme are characterized by their intellectual Activity live age. No time to comment ( where I felt a negative effect in complex social structures, many... 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