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Strengths

Strengths and Your Job Search

When I was in high school, I worked a lot of food service jobs. I mostly waited tables and found that while I could make good tips, I really didn’t enjoy the work and found it stressful and draining. My…

Strengths for Academic Success

We are halfway through the semester and it’s a busy time for exams, papers and mid-term projects. As you manage all of these deadlines and responsibilities, have you ever really thought about how you use your CliftonStrengths as a student?…

Discover Your Talents!

“There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths.”     – Don Clifton Don Clifton was the author of the CliftonStrengths assessment and father of strengths psychology. CliftonStrengths…

CliftonStrengths: Communication "The Storyteller"

People with the theme of communication feel they must express themselves, and this expression can take many forms – verbally, artistically, musically, through writing, how one dresses, teaches or even how one tells stories. They want to let people know…

CliftonStrengths: Competition "The Driven"

Competition is rooted in comparison, so for people with the theme of competition, they love to measure their progress against the performance of others. They know, intuitively, how other people are performing and how they measure up.…

Introducing "Influencing" Strengths

Every team needs to communicate, both inside and outside the group. No matter your goals, effective communication is essential to achieving them. High-performing teams rely on people with strong Influencing themes because they take charge, speak up and make sure others…

CliftonStrengths: Woo "Winning Other Over"

Winning over others, it’s a hard thing to do, isn’t it? For a rare few, though, making friends and connections is second nature. The strength of Woo, or winning over others, is that elusive trait that these rare few exhibit.…

CliftonStrengths: Strategic "The Anticipator"

Faced with any given scenario, people with the theme of strategic can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues to create alternative ways to proceed. Unfortunately, this is not a skill that can be taught, but……

CliftonStrengths: Learner "The Perpetual Student"

From current events to coding, those with the theme of learner enjoy learning about anything and everything. In fact, learners care less about the outcome of what was learned and more about the process of learning as…

CliftonStrengths: Futuristic "The Visionary"

People with the theme of futuristic are inspired by the future and what it could be. They see the future as a place where they can paint different visions, and this ability to envision the…