I’ve something exciting up my sleeves – I will make an official announcement next week! In preparation for my unannounced thing, I have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder test to discover my career strengths. The test determines your top 5 strengths out of 34 Strength themes. The idea is that working on your strengths is a much better use of your time than working on improving your weaknesses. And, you are much more likely to be engaged and satisfied at work if you are doing tasks that take advantage of your strengths everyday.
Lo and behold, my #1 strength is…. wait for it… Ideation! Not terribly surprising seeing that I’ve already created a blog called Ideate To Win!
Here is the run-down of my top 5:
Ideation – People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to
find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
Futuristic – People exceptionally talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what
could be. They energize others with their visions of the future.
Achiever – People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of
stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
Adaptability – People exceptionally talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend
to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
Strategic – People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced
with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.