Theme Thursday Season 2 - Theme Dynamics

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  1. Thank you for joining us on our wrap party for Theme Thursday Season 2 today. With season 2 we started out with a new concept and idea. We delved deep into the love and intricacy of the theme, and we made you think very specifically about Theme Dynamics for all 34 themes. We talked a little bit more on how to invest in these themes. You are never done. There is so much more growth to happen within your own themes. Real strengths-based development opens up doors. It gives you the ability to talk about what those themes are in your sleep. Be willing to take a risk. Think about the insights available as you are coaching, or even working through these on your own. It is a perfect way to create great questions. Make time every week to connect with somebody consistent who can help you delve deeper into your themes. Everybody needs a coach. They need someone with a connection and confidence to help you really dig in. If you need a coach, or if you are interested in coaching we would be happy to connect you to one at Gallup Exchange Season 3 kicks off on January 19th! We have a lot up our sleeve for this upcoming season. New companion guides will be available for all 34 themes. Companion guides can be found at coaching.gallup.com for download, in our new Cvent events, and also on Yammer for any of our certified strengths coaches. Season 3 we will talk a little bit more about these strengths with a leadership slant. Be sure to have a copy of Strengths Based Leadership handy. We will be talking about our strength- based leadership domains, which are often misunderstood. We will be starting off on this subject matter with a surprise guest, who may be one of the best coaches Gallup has ever had. We will be looking at how you use strengths with leadership. How do you get the most out of the human potential when looking at a leadership potential? For season 3 we are going to go domain by domain, alphabetical in that domain. We will be discussing what a person does with this theme as a leader. This will be not only a great resource for yourself, but it is also hugely applicable for those who are coaching leaders. As always, be sure to check out our coaching blog for great articles and resources for all of your coaching needs. We want to give a huge thank you to all of you and your contributions. The Theme Thursday family is taking strengths to the world! To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  2. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant celebrate all of our accomplishments for Season 2.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  3. People exceptionally talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right. Self-Assurance can be less about confidence, and more about courage. It is not always that they know that their opinions are true, but it is that they naturally include themselves as part of the solution. They bring an ability to bravely lead the way. They bring something within themselves that is going to solve any issues they may come across. It is not influencing by pushing the group from behind. It is more going in front and realizing the group is attracted to following you. People with strong Self-Assurance can lead the way. Because they deeply trust their own instincts, they can forge ahead confidently, even on risky paths. They instill confidence in others and show initiative in the midst of turbulence and uncertainty. Raw Self-Assurance is a lone solider who doesn’t need to know they have an entire army behind them to go out into battle. Self-Assurance does not qualify their decisions based on the feelings of others. It can be a powerful thing, but it can also be a dangerous thing. It can lead to jumping in and going for it without assessing risk. The mature side can be the tip of a spear. It is being comfortable being there and going alone, but knowing that perhaps you don’t have to. You just have to go first. It is the ability to connect people to a cause because you are representing it with such courage and bravery. It is the mentality of me vs. we. If you are leading and no one is following, you are not really leading. You are just out there by yourself. Mature lends you that ability to get to lead from the front, and instill the confidence and trust in the people you are pulling behind you. Raw can be closed off. You don’t need anyone, anything or any information. It can lead to missing social queues, as well as credible information. Going with your gut decisions, rather than looking for opinions. This can lead to a sense of isolation. Mature is connected. It is plugging in to a cause, and building the credibility around it. Most people with Self-Assurance do not want to talk about it. They don’t want to claim the power of it when it’s at its most mature. Self-Assurance is not synonymous with self-confidence, but rather courage. Raw Self-Assurance is just that courage. It is the blind ability to factor yourself into the equation. You are there without armor, because you are an important part to solving the problem. The mature side is confidence. What drives you from one end of the spectrum to the other is credibility. It is a quest for knowledge, experience and subject matter expertise. The more credibility you have, the more confidence you can bring. You might not see a lot people lead with this in a mature way. They read Self-Assurance and see the word arrogance instead of assurance. It does take development. It takes looking at the themes around you, and asking yourself if what you are leading aligns with who you are and where you want to go. Who could your followers be? Who are they already? It is the ability to understand your lack of hesitation, and the ability to stay calm in a storm. There is a willingness to take risks with Self-Assurance. That willingness of taking that risk is something to pay attention to. How do you grow your understanding of risk? How do you specialize in it? How do you learn more? Study success. Look at other organizations in your industry. What has worked for other people? Practice adding words to your perspective, because it is powerful. People with Self-Assurance have a powerful inner compass. Focus on how that compass is going to get out of you and into other people. What is the best way to communicate and persuade? Are there places you can lend your Self-Assurance? Are there individuals that have a cause worth championing that you can be a champion of? You are confident in your abilities, and so let other people follow that confidence. Work a little harder to be more inclusive. Be that calming presence. Find where you are the most calm, the most bold, and lean into those situations. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  4. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Self-Assurance.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  5. People exceptionally talented in the WOO theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone. WOO is a social initiative. It is a quickness of making that connection. It is the ability to quickly discover the right chemistry needed to connect with another person, and the quest for that chemistry. Those with the WOO theme can quickly read people and their posture. They can have a whole conversation that is tailored to you. WOO is about hospitality, charisma and magnetism. People with WOO are drawn to other people. It can be the same with reverse magnetism, people are drawn to those with WOO. People with strong WOO talents bring energy to social situations. They can connect with others and act as catalysts in helping people connect with one another. They have an exceptional ability to draw others out of their shells. They build rapport with purpose. They can pay attention to the necessity of building rapport, and realize that is how you get others to a better place. We should position our people with WOO in that moment where they can start the initial conversation. They are little beacons of hospitality. If you can spread them throughout an event or room, they are going to act as not just fire starters, but low radiators of warmth. Raw WOO looks like the need for people to like you. If that’s all you have it can lead you to some pretty tricky behavior. However, mature WOO is the realization that you like people. This might feed the need to be liked in return, but to see it less as the need to be fulfilled, and more as that connection because you truly love people. Raw WOO says rapport is the goal, whereas mature WOO says rapport is just a means towards a bigger goal. It is more important to break the ice so that we can get to better performance, or so that we can make deeper relationships. Where raw WOO is more about the pleasure in the moment, mature is about recruiting and assembling. You can use that ability to win people over to get you somewhere. There is power and edge to WOO. It is not just about being the person that everyone is comfortable around. It can also have a really positive relationship with people that can be resources to you, and that can make you a powerful leader. WOO is a social catalyst. You are creating comfort, and you are creating investments. Invest by looking for opportunities where you can connect other people to each other. If you are the best at getting those relationships to begin, a way that you can deepen them is to connect other people that need the depth of relationship. Who can you connect to each other? Think about WOO as investing through skill and knowledge. Develop your skill at learning and remembering others’ names. How do you ask the best questions that make people feel like they’re the only one in the room? Be better at being more charismatic. Grow at your courtship skills and pursuing the love of another. Understand that you get energy from social situations, and you’re better with that energy. How do you set up your day? Try to change your environment to have people around you all day, and make sure to connect throughout the day. It is your responsibility to put other people at ease. You should strive not only to be the first face that people see every day, but try to be that face that sets people on the correct path every day. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  6. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of WOO.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  7. What does Strategic really mean? The word Strategic is such an admirable adjective, but we are rarely on the same page with how it is used. People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create an alternative way to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant pattern and issues. It is almost a supernatural ability to be able to jump into the puzzle and see the patterns. It is not a skill you can learn, it is a distinct way of thinking. When we talk about Strategic we are not talking about how to create a map, how to be thoughtful about the future or how to go from A to B. We are talking about a natural, unteachable, way of thinking. Individuals with strong Strategic talents bring creative anticipation, imagination and persistence to the groups and projects that they work on. They can quickly weigh alternative paths, and determine the one that will work best and most efficiently. What Strategic is about is seeing the whole board, and constantly seeing what the right move is now, and what is the next move. It is almost like building a process tree in your brain of possibilities. What Strategic is dealing in is sometimes issues that haven’t yet arisen. It isn’t the same as Arranger, which is more tactical. How do we execute given the reality? Strategic is more about the what-if. It is based more in an imaginative realm of possibilities. Raw Strategic can become so enamored in the what-if that they can delay in taking action, whereas mature Strategic can plan in the moment. It can say here’s our move, here’s our next move. Raw Strategic is internal, and all about instinct and being in the moment. Mature can intentionally communicate. You can work it out in your head quickly, but replay it to yourself. You are able to chart that thought process map for other people. It is the ability to be more present with other people, rather than just planning on your own. The ability to lead other people to your plan. A complimentary partner for Strategic can be Strategic. When discussing ideas with another individual with Strategic you don’t always have to filter it and make it clean. Strategic is not linear. It goes in a circle pulling ideas from all different points. Sorting it out with someone else with Strategic helps get a cleaner plan to express with other people. You can consider individuals with the same theme as a complimentary partner. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  8. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Strategic.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  9. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Significance.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  10. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. People exceptionally talented in the Significance theme want to be very important in others’ eyes. They are independent and want to be recognized. Significance is not a common theme; thus it is often misunderstood. At one point, the Significance theme was called desire, desire to have a positive effect on people. The genius of people with strong Significance begins and ends with the difference that they are determined to make. They want the world to be a better place because they are in it. Raw Significance is focused on independent impact. Mature Significance asks, what are “we” doing and how can I bring people along with me to feel the important mission or goal. Raw is intolerant, “I hate busy work”. Mature is insightful “I notice we’re being ineffective, so I’m going to work on what has more potential”. There is ego in Significance: a boldness, courage and awareness in how you’re being seen. It’s a comfort in the spotlight. Raw Significance wants any spotlight. Mature Significance has comfort in the right spotlight, finding the places where they are best and being sharp there, instead of wanting the spotlight in every situation.
  11. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Restorative.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  12. People exceptionally strong in Restorative are adept at dealing with problems. They enjoy figuring out what is wrong and resolving it. Restorative wants to take something that’s broken and bring it back to its’ original glory. Strong restorative brings a solution mindset to daily problems, readily taking on problems others think can’t be solved. They analyze situations, identify shortcomings and make the necessary adjustments to resolve things. It is an executing theme, that says “I’m in the problem and I’m moving the problem towards a solution.” It has a forward progression to it. Raw restorative is problem focused. Mature is solutions focused. Raw restorative takes on all responsibility to fix a problem on their own shoulders. Mature is the facilitator of fixing problems. Statistically, Restorative is least likely to be paired with Responsibility in an individual’s top 5 strengths. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  13. The genius of people with Responsibility stems from their deep sense of dedication and ownership. If they say they will do something, they might as well tattoo it on their forehead – because they have a psychological ownership of their responsibilities. People exceptionally talented in Responsibility are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty. It’s an executing theme that brings a promise to any given task. People can rely and trust on Responsibility, and they enjoy receiving the follow-through. Raw Responsibility executes out of guilt. Mature executes out of joy. People with Responsibility can end up with too much to do, and when they get overloaded, they miss out on the joy of delivering what they said would deliver. Raw says I have to own everything all by myself, it can look like a distrust of others. Mature side is empowerment and enablement, a commitment to others – and choosing where to specialize and when to commit. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  14. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Responsibility.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  15. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  16. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Relator. The heart of Relator is the courage to love. Relators take relationships very seriously. People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working with friends to achieve a goal. Friendship is a necessity for people with Relator. The power and edge of Relator is people who form especially strong, solid, genuine and mutually-rewarding relationships. These relationships are caring and trusting. Maika often thinks of Relator as "social Intellection" because it goes to a deeper level in its relationships. Relators intentionally build connections with others and is driven by wanting relationships with longevity and depth. Raw Relator can be closed, picky, and selective because it can be overwhelmed by the need to make an investment in relationships with others. Sometimes, it is hard for raw Relator to decide who to invest in. Mature Relator is curious and open to a connection with all people and is always open to finding someone who might become a best friend. Raw Relator can be full -- it sees relationship as all or nothing, while mature Relator is flexible and sees the spectrum of potential friendships. Mature Relator understands there are levels of intimacy. Raw Relator can be so hungry for connection that those relationships feel transactional, while mature Relator is fed b friendship. It gets energy from spending time with its inner circle. To learn more about Relator, please listen to the audio above.
  17. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Positivity.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  18. Positivity is a contagious enthusiasm. It’s a relationship theme that celebrates people and gets others excited about what they are going to do. Positivity taps into the emotion in a room and injects drama and energy into situations. People with Positivity are often the leader of feelings in a group. Others rely on them to keep things upbeat. Everyone feels better about life when people with Positivity are around. Others can also see Positivity as being blind to negative parts of situations, but instead, it’s choosing to highlight the parts that are good. Positivity genuinely sees the good in every situation. People with positivity can also become deflated by negativity. Raw Positivity feels bruised with too much negative emotion. Mature Positivity knows negativity is a sore spot for them and they make sure to seek out other people and situations where they can be positive. Raw positivity is standardized, having the same level of volume/jokes for everything. Mature positivity is knowing your audience and interjecting the right kind of positivity into the situation. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  19. People with Maximizer ask, “how do I go five steps further?” Maika calls it the “mic drop” theme because Maximizer wants to deliver something better than people could imagine, not just "good". People with Maximizer have an impatience with mediocrity that drives their focus on excellence. They’re so attracted to excellence; they can’t ignore or minimize tiny problems that erode the ever sought-after top quality. Raw Maximizer is snobbish, never satisfied and closed off when things are only “good”. Mature Maximizer is supportive and points out what is at a higher standard, recognizing where it’s been and how it became better. Mature Maximizer directs its' commitment to quality to help other people succeed. It shares the opportunities for excellence to help bring people up to a better place. Mature Maximizer learns how to “choose your battles” and sorts to where it can get the biggest return on investment.To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  20. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  21. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Learner.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  22. Learner is a thinking theme that focuses on mastering a lot of different subjects. People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning excites them rather than the outcome. People with Learner not only love to learn, they intuitively know how to learn best. It’s like having your eyes and brain open to what’s new; they ask themselves: “what don’t I already know?" It can help a team or organization stay on the leading edge of new processes and technologies. Raw Learner does not invest in learning. It can be flighty, moving from one new subject to another. Mature Learner dives in and masters, finding relevant subjects that can help themselves and others. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  23. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Intellection. People exceptionally talented in the Intellectual theme enjoy intellectual activity, being introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Intellection is boundless, infinite and deep. Intellection is about boundless capacity for consideration and enhanced awareness. Intellection loves the process of thinking and considers ideas for 360 degrees. Intellection finds things that would otherwise be missed. Intellection can sometimes be misunderstood as intelligence -- it is not the same thing. It is the capacity to think and consider, and sometimes arrive at wisdom and clarity as a result. The power and edge of Intellection is its particular genius for processing ideas. It is a sounding board for others to solve their problems or enhance the quality of their work. Raw Intellection can be closed and private and it says, "it's me and my thoughts." Intellection loves to be alone with its thoughts. Mature Intellection is open and starts the prelude to a great conversation. Mature Intellection says, 'I have been alone with my thoughts and here is what they are." However, according to Maika, Intellection "...doesn't have to be the wise sage on the hill sharing ideas, rather it is a very intentional specialty and provides a depth of understanding." Raw Intellection can be critical, while mature Intellection is collaborative.
  24. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Intellection.People exceptionally talented in the Intellectual theme enjoy intellectual activity, being introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions. Intellection is boundless, infinite and deep. Intellection is about boundless capacity for consideration and enhanced awareness. Intellection loves the process of thinking and considers ideas for 360 degrees. Intellection finds things that would otherwise be missed. Intellection can sometimes be misunderstood as intelligence -- it is not the same thing. It is the capacity to think and consider, and sometimes arrive at wisdom and clarity as a result. The power and edge of Intellection is its particular genius for processing ideas. It is a sounding board for others to solve their problems or enhance the quality of their work. Raw Intellection can be closed and private and it says, "it's me and my thoughts." Intellection loves to be alone with its thoughts. Mature Intellection is open and starts the prelude to a great conversation. Mature Intellection says, 'I have been alone with my thoughts and here is what they are." However, according to Maika, Intellection "...doesn't have to be the wise sage on the hill sharing ideas, rather it is a very intentional specialty and provides a depth of understanding." Raw Intellection can be critical, while mature Intellection is collaborative.
  25. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  26. People strong in Input have a craving to know more. They collect and archive all kinds of information. Input is a relevant and tangible tool that can help others. It’s not just collecting, but collecting in order to use the information for yourself or other people when it’s needed in the future. It may not be instantly useful, but could be down the road. People say Learner and Input sound alike. But, Learner is grabbing information to get mastery and then possibly forgetting later, while Input will collect ideas and information for future purpose. Raw Input is intimidating. It can provide ten different answers when all you really need is one. Like pointing a firehose at someone who just wants a drink of water. Mature Input is intentional. It can be a pathfinder to the solution someone needs. It says “there are a lot of available options, but let me help you sort to what you need.” The most likely strength to show up with Input is Intellection. This makes people collect and consider, the pair together gives autonomy in how you think. The least common strength to have with Input is Self-Assurance. This could be because Self-Assurance relies on one’s self for a resource, while Input gathers their information from outside sources. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  27. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Individualization. Maika feels an immediate connection to those with Individualization. It is a relationship-building theme and is all about embracing the uniqueness of human beings. Individualization notices and loves what is different about people. People exceptionally talented in the Individualization theme low to figure out how different people work together productively. Strong Individualization appreciates the uniqueness of each person and can customize their approach accordingly. Individualization is like a casting director, it positions people to do what they do best, and in so doing, leads to a more enjoyable and productive experience for everyone. Individualization is open-minded and curious about the human element of a process. Raw Individualization can be independent and costly because it wants to customize everything. It embodies a "me" approach that says "Yeah, but..." after a plan is made and agreed upon. Mature Individualization is valuable. It may cost something, but it understands how and when customization can occur in a scalable way. Raw Individualization is impatient and mature Individualization is anticipatory. Raw Individualization observes others while mature Individualization customizes for others. Raw Individualization is unpredictable and says, "It depends...," and mature Individualization is thoughtful and says, "It depends upon..." To hear more about Individualization, please watch the video above.
  28. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  29. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  30. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Includer. Includer is always making the circle wider. Includer believes everyone is an insider and involves the tireless pursuit of others. Includer involves the appreciation of others who step up and become part of something. People exceptionally talented in the Includer them accept others. They have an awareness of others that are left out and make an effort to include them. Includer has a sense-driven ability to make people feel like they are a part of something. Includer is tolerant, inviting, welcoming and aware. Includers are sensitive to those who are excluded and have an innate desire and capacity to bring them into the group. Their thoughtful approach to others increases communication and productivity. Includer brings a level of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. Includers always have their radars on and are sensing other people who might not be in front of them. Raw Includer sounds like, "I need to be included" and it only focuses the Includer theme on the self. Mature Includer sounds like, "I feel connected" and is patient. Raw Includer invites everyone so no one is special, while mature Includer thinks everyone is special and therefore, invited.
  31. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  32. People with Ideation are fascinated with ideas. Their creativity can generate brand new, original notions. They can also see the connection between two things, where no one else can see it. It is a spontaneous creativity with a natural sense of innovation that defies conventional thinking. Ideation is a popcorn popper of ideas. Are all the ideas good? Ideation’s innovative approach to projects can be a valuable source of new ideas, but not every idea is accepted and Ideation alone does not put value or judgement on ideas. Raw ideation throws every idea out and sees what sticks, it can be overwhelming for others. Mature ideation looks for fertile soil first and discerns which audience is open to new ideas. It is patient, understanding that not everyone creates at the speed they do – and that not everyone is comfortable with the “not yet proven”. People with Ideation need to create a safe space for ideas, letting people know they are brainstorming versus making a decision. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  33. Futuristic inspires today by seeing tomorrow. It is a strategic thinking theme and it’s imaginative, but not like Ideation. It’s imagining what the future can be with a timeline. It drives you past today and creates excitement about the future. It avoids the paralysis of the analysis of the now, to inspire with visions of the future. When the present fills like quick sand to some people, those with Futuristic don’t get sucked in because they know where they are going. Futuristic has the power and edge to lead others to new heights. Their emotional anticipation and visualization of what the future can be can inspires themselves or others to make their plan a reality. People with futuristic can be a catalyst in conversation and in groups, helping groups see farther than what they would normally think. Mature Futuristic is inspirational, it’s being compassionate and understanding towards someone who might want to fix what’s going on now, while also keeping them from staying stagnant. Raw Futuristic is impatient, someone who doesn’t want to help people see through to the future. A complimentary theme to Futuristic is Activator. Activator can push the vision into action, and create the steps to make the future a reality. Another complimentary theme is Includer. If you have a partner with high Includer, they can help you create a place for everyone in that future. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  34. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  35. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  36. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. The word harmony can denote flowers and “kumbaya”. People with high Harmony worry, “Do I have no weight or influence with Harmony?”. People with low Harmony worry, “Do I not care about collaboration?”. Neither are true. Instead, Harmony is more aware of conflict than others and brings fighting groups together to make them function better. What harmony wants, more than anything, is efficient, forward progress. And Harmony gets that progress by understanding the opinions, the needs and the abilities of people around them. They look for consensus and areas of agreement to find the best way for people to work together. Harmony has a natural practicality and preference towards emotional balance. It is a relationship building theme that reduces frictions and enhances collaboration. Raw Harmony comes out as a fear of conflict, mature Harmony brings people through conflict. Raw Harmony requires peace. Mature Harmony responds with peace.
  37. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  38. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Focus. People exceptionally talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act. While others start to wander down divergent avenues, people with Focus stay on the main road. They have laser focus and can help others avoid time consuming distractions. Focus is an Executing theme, it gets things done by doing one thing at a time. Raw Focus is eating an elephant. Mature Focus is starting with the elephant’s right leg. Focus has such intense prioritization ability that sometimes it can only see the very end goal. If you’re looking down a pipe, Focus sees what’s at the very end of the pipe, without seeing everything to get there. Mature Focus looks at the milestones along the way and sees them as priorities, then acts, knowing it will get them to the end goal. Raw Focus can be frustrated with other people’s lack of focus. Mature Focus helps drive people back to the main goal. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  39. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  40. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Empathy. People talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people's feelings by imagining themselves in others' lives and circumstances. Simply put, Empathy is feeling with other people. Empathy has a sixth sense of how other people feel and it can perceive and understand complex emotions. Empathy is not a cerebral understanding of others' emotions, but rather a gut level relationship to other's emotions. People with strong Empathy can build and form relationships that have great emotional depth. Others seek them out and feel emotionally connected to them. Compassion is one of the four pillars of being an effective leader -- and people with Empathy have a head start on being an excellent leader in this way. Raw Empathy is a state of being and mature Empathy is a start. Raw Empathy says, "I'm with you in this moment," while mature Empathy knows that, "Because I'm with you, we can go somewhere with this emotion." Raw Empathy is absorbing and mature Empathy is expressing. People wiht high Empathy are feeling the emotions of others, but they need to go beyond that and release the emotion by expressing it. This also gives voice to toher people's feelings. Raw Empathy owns the emotion, while mature Empathy is empowered by other's emotions. Raw Empathy says, "I follow the feelings of others." Mature Empathy says, "I lead by knowing the feelings of others." To hear more about Empathy, listen to the full audio above.
  41. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Discipline. People talented in the Discipline theme engage with and love creating order. Discipline creates strong avenues and channels to work in, so a myriad of options don't become overwhelming. Discipline creates a structure and order so people can get where they need to go. People with high Discipline enjoy routine and structure and the order that they create. Discipline is an internal way of creating order so you can get going and move forward. People with strong Discipline love things that are organized and orderly. They meet deadlines. Discipline can efficiently manage limited resources. Discipline enjoys what is real, pragmatic and available. Discipline has a radar for structure, clean channels and working in an orderly fashion. Raw Discipline sounds like "I need" when chaos is present, whereas mature Discipline would say, "I create order." Raw Discipline is about the process and mature Discipline is about performance. Raw Discipline is inflexible and set in its ways, while mature Discipline is anticipatory. To hear more about Discipline, listen to the audio above.
  42. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  43. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  44. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Developer. People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme derive satisfaction from evidence of progress. Developer is the ability to eagerly participate in the growth of other people. Developer has a radar out for potential. People with high Developer are comfortable with what is not there yet which can make them bold, brave and determined. Developer is always about other people and human growth, which sets developer apart from Restorative and Maximizer, it is definitely about human growth. Developer celebrates incremental progress. Developer is on an infinite adventure because there is no end point as each piece of progress is meaningful. constant development along the way. living in the moment in improving. Developer actively invest in furthering the development of others. Developer helps groups develop "bench strengths," which means there is someone who can take your place on the team. Discussing "raw" and "mature" strengths is a conceptual way to think about development. Raw Developer is picky, while mature Developer is patient. Mature Developer doesn't focus on what is missing, but rather, on what is coming. Raw Developer can be critical and mature Developer is compassionate. Raw Developer thinks, "You have a long way to go." Mature Developer thinks, "Together we grow." To hear more about Developer, listen to the audo above.
  45. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  46. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.Consistency is about having a great understanding of fairness and balance. People with Consistency are great at repeated motion in processes with people and things. Consistency loves to find what works and replicate it. As a theme, Consistency used to be called "fairness" and understanding that history is essential to understanding this strength. According to Maika, "There are beautiful leadership capabilities within this theme." People exceptionally talented in Consistency are keenly aware of treating everyone fairly and setting clear rules and following them. They thrive in giving everyone an opportunity and a fair advantage. Consistency is a guardian and a conscience. Consistency can sense when things are out of balance and bring that balance back. Consistency derives energy from repeating a motion. Consistency hungers for equality because that's how people get the most and best work done.
  47. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. Consistency is about having a great understanding of fairness and balance. People with Consistency are great at repeated motion in processes with people and things. Consistency loves to find what works and replicate it. As a theme, Consistency used to be called "fairness" and understanding that history is essential to understanding this strength. According to Maika, "There are beautiful leadership capabilities within this theme." People exceptionally talented in Consistency are keenly aware of treating everyone fairly and setting clear rules and following them. They thrive in giving everyone an opportunity and a fair advantage. Consistency is a guardian and a conscience. Consistency can sense when things are out of balance and bring that balance back. Consistency derives energy from repeating a motion. Consistency hungers for equality because that's how people get the most and best work done.
  48. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Consistency.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  49. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Connectedness. Connectedness is about seeing, thinking, feeling and believing in the connections between things. When speaking with people talented in the Connectedness theme, they might describe it as spiritual or mystic, but Connectedness does not have to have a spiritual component. Connectedness is about understanding human behavior, it is engaged in and fascinated by the links between people, ideas and happenings. Connectedness can build bridges between groups, ideas and individuals. Connectedness can give people perspective, guidance and hope. People with high Connectedness understand that nothing happens in isolation. It sees the connections between facts and occurrences that others may miss. Raw Connectedness causes others to experience open-ended confusion, because that person cannot convey his awareness that something is not right. Mature Connectedness can provide holistic direction for the future. Raw Connectedness is a gut feeling, while Mature Connectedness builds awareness that can be shared with others. Raw Connectedness overgeneralizes and makes connections that aren't there. Mature Connectedness makes meaningful connections. To hear more about Connectedness, listen to the audio above.
  50. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  51. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Competition.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  52. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Competition. People talented in the Competition theme have an enduring relationship with victory. They constantly seek it and learn deeply from their wins and losses. Competition has a close relationship with winning. Competition is keenly aware of benchmarks and constantly compares itself to others. Competition is emotive and passionate. It comes from the guy. While Competition may seem intimidating to others, Maika said, "Don't apologize for it. It is a great strength. It is an awareness that winning does matter." There are less developed or raw forms of Competition and, also, mature forms of Competition. Raw Competition says if I can't win, I'm not going to play at all. Mature Competition says I'm looking for potential winners to cheer on. Mature Competition can be the ultimate cheerleader. Raw Competition is being a sore loser. Mature Competition thrives on affirmations. It keeps those who possess it and their colleagues accountable. To hear more about Competition, listen to the full audio above.
  53. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Communication.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  54. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Command. Command is the least common theme, and therefore, it can become a caricature of a strength because people don't interact with others with high Command as often as other themes. But once Command is understood, it easy strength to love. Command is about explosion and presence. It is never passive, but not aggressive either. Command is the kid on the playground that everyone else tends to follow. Command is the leader that pushes teams through barriers and beyond obstacles. Command has the presence, courage and ability to be clear and dispassionate in an influential way. People with Command are decisive, sometimes controlling and incredibly inspirational. They believe and operate in absolutes. People talented in the Command theme have no uncertainty. Recently, Jim has received a lot of questions on how the terms "raw" and "basement" and "mature" and "balcony" relate to one another. He asked Maika to explain if those terms are interchangeable or not. Maika said, "While they are similar terms, they are not the same." Being in the balcony or basement of your strength is influenced by your well-being. Are you sick, hungry or tired? If you are, then you are more likely to operate in the basement of your strengths. She said, "Basements and balconies are like the force -- the basements are the dark side and balconies are the light side." On the other hand, the terms "raw" and "mature" express a person's development journey in their strengths. It is not about using your strengths for good or for bad, it is about understanding where you are in growing with your strengths. To hear more about Command, watch the full video above.
  55. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  56. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Belief. People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have core values that are unchanging. Belief provides purpose to their lives. Belief is an executing theme -- it drives people to do what they believe and to participate in things they hold up as important. Belief is like an out of this come the purpose for their lives. Belief is like a lighthouse. It is a beacon in the darkness for others to see a person's values. Maika explained, "Gallup doesn't give a set of values to Belief, but people with high Belief often can tell you their values." The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment gives a person insight into their most natural talents and behaviors. But, those talents stay constant even when they are used by a person in either a mature or raw form. For Belief, raw Belief looks like opposition, whereas mature Belief looks like advocacy. Raw Belief can be judgmental and shut down when someone does something against a person's values, while the mature version of Belief is grounded. Raw Belief is an anchor that is heavy and drags a person down, whereas mature Belief is an anchor that grounds a person in a storm. Often, people with mature Belief are excellent stewards of organizational values. Mature Belief bring stability and guidance and often, mature Belief focuses on altruism and service to others.
  57. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Belief.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  58. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Arranger. Maika explained, "Arranger has the ability to hold a dozen ping pong balls under water at the same time." A person talented in the Arranger theme can see the chaos in a situation ad bring it together into a cohesive production. Arranger takes a mess at turn it into order -- and that happens in real time. That is, Arranger lives in the moment and can fix a problem right now. Maika likes to think about a bunch of gears that are all turning, but that aren't touching and pushing each other forward. An Arranger can bring those gears together so their teeth touch and they move in harmony and with more productivity. Arranger puts the pieces together in the most efficient way possible. Raw Arranger creates complexity because it is attracted to chaos. If there is not enough going on, raw Arranger can force a project to become more complex. Mature Arranger creates order, even when a project is simple. Mature Arranger also desires efficiency. Raw Arranger can be doubtful of others and ideas, while mature Arranger can accept other's ideas. Raw Arranger is the "team upsetter," and mature Arranger is the ultimate "team player." Raw Arranger has to own the process, while mature Arranger can facilitate the process.
  59. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Arranger.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  60. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Adaptability.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube
  61. On this Theme Thursday Season Two webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Analytical. Analytical seeks the truth by understanding the components of what the rest of the world sees as an assumption. Analytical loves data and numbers, but this love is an affect of Analytical -- not the core of it. The core of Analytical boils things down to their lowest common denominator. People talented in the Analytical theme engage easily with the elements of an idea. They don't take things at face value. Analytical breaks information down into smaller pieces than anyone else might see. It captures facts by understanding the details. Analytical is always searching for reasons and causes. People with Analytical can help others become clear on what excellence is and how it can be obtained. A raw talent is in a state of infancy -- it is where we go when we are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. When a talent is in its mature form it is poised, productive and useful. Raw analytical is doubtful or doubting, and in its raw form this can appear angry and intimidating to others. Mature Analytical is patient and curious -- it exhibits a healthy skepticism. Raw Analytical is picky, while Mature analytical is precise. Mature Analytical can help others see the trees in the forest. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  62. Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube Analytical seeks the truth by understanding the components of what the rest of the world sees as an assumption. Analytical loves data and numbers, but this love is an affect of Analytical -- not the core of it. The core of Analytical boils things down to their lowest common denominator. People talented in the Analytical theme engage easily with the elements of an idea. They don't take things at face value. Analytical breaks information down into smaller pieces than anyone else might see. It captures facts by understanding the details. Analytical is always searching for reasons and causes. People with Analytical can help others become clear on what excellence is and how it can be obtained.
  63. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes. Activators are always thinking, "Let's get started. Let's go." They are impatient for action, but that impatience is not a negative thing. It represents Activators innate ability to energize and mobilize others to act. People talented in the Activator are comfortable with risk, as long as action is taken. Activators are catalysts -- they turn ideas into action. When other people share ideas, Activators are listening for openings in those ideas for action. Their energy can be engaging and contagious. With every theme, there are dimensions of talent and each theme represents a natural pattern of behavior. Every theme represents potential inside a person -- and that theme can be in either a raw or mature state. Mature Activators are insightful instead of impatient. They see opportunities to get started. When coaching an Activator, Maika explained that it is best to ask, "How can I position this Activator as a successful started? Where can she be rewarded for starting the process?" Maika also explained that coaches should not try to change an Activator into focusing on following through on a project. Instead, Activators should be paired with people naturally talented in finishing projects like people with Focus and Responsibility in their top five themes.
  64. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.Activators are always thinking, "Let's get started. Let's go." They are impatient for action, but that impatience is not a negative thing. It represents Activators innate ability to energize and mobilize others to act. People talented in the Activator are comfortable with risk, as long as action is taken. Activators are catalysts -- they turn ideas into action. When other people share ideas, Activators are listening for openings in those ideas for action. Their energy can be engaging and contagious. With every theme, there are dimensions of talent and each theme represents a natural pattern of behavior. Every theme represents potential inside a person -- and that theme can be in either a raw or mature state. Mature Activators are insightful instead of impatient. They see opportunities to get started. When coaching an Activator, Maika explained that it is best to ask, "How can I position this Activator as a successful started? Where can she be rewarded for starting the process?" Maika also explained that coaches should not try to change an Activator into focusing on following through on a project. Instead, Activators should be paired with people naturally talented in finishing projects like people with Focus and Responsibility in their top five themes.
  65. Achievers have a constant need for attainment. They have an internal fire burning inside them. It pushes them to do more, to achieve more. People with strong Achiever talents feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day they must accomplish something meaningful to feel good about themselves. And “every day” means every single day — workdays, weekends, holidays, and even vacations. If the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, Achievers feel dissatisfied. To learn more about Gallup's additional strengths resources, visit the Gallup Strengths Center: http://on.gallup.com/1l04XVZ. Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
  66. On a new Theme Thursday Season Two live webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Gallup Advanced Learning and Development Consultant discussed the theme of Achiever.Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the CliftonStrengths Themes, one at a time. https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us?utm_source=youtube

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