1. What is StrengthsFinder®?
StrengthsFinder® is a language to explain the talents found in humanity. We discover these talents by doing the StrengthsFinder® online personal assessment. The results from this assessment outline the Strengths of each unique individual. Each person possesses a combination of universal attributes, defined as talent themes, that explains the way one functions or excels in particular fields. StrengthsFinder® aims to help people leverage on Strengths rather than the conventional approach of focusing on weaknesses.
The philosophy behind StrengthsFinder® is backed up by research from Gallup. Through years of extensive research and studies on 2 million individuals across the globe, Gallup has proven that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. The 2 key findings from the Gallup research provide the foundation as to why we at Strengths School™ use StrengthsFinder® in all our programs:
- The best of the best build their lives around talents
- The best of the best invent ways of developing and applying strengths in areas in which they want to improve, achieve, and become more effective
StrengthsFinder® was developed by American psychologist Donald O. Clifton, the culmination of more than 50 years of his lifelong work. Since its introduction in 2002, more than 15 million people around the world have taken the assessment and discovered their Strengths.
Clifton received an American Psychological Association Presidential Commendation as the ‘father of Strengths-Based Psychology” in 2002.
2. How do I do the assessment to know my Strengths?
You can purchase your Top 5 StrengthsFinder Online Assessment code here at USD $15.
The StrengthsFinder assessment will take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete, with a time limit for every question. You are advised to give yourself sufficient uninterrupted time to complete the assessment.
2a. How do I unlock my full 34 Strengths?
If you have not previously done the StrengthsFinder assessment, first purchase the Online StrengthsFinder Assessment to get your Top 5 strengths.
If you have previously unlocked your top 5 Strengths and wish to view your complete Strengths profile, sign into your Gallup Strengths Center account at www.GallupStrengthsCenter.com. Proceed to “Buy Products” to purchase a Clifton StrengthsFinder Access Code that would upgrade your profile (“Beyond Your Top 5 Strengths”) for USD $74.
For the mobile app, you may purchase a Clifton StrengthsFinder Access Code that would upgrade your profile (“All 34 Strengths Upgrade”) under “Get Your Strengths”.
3. Now that I know my Strengths, what is my next action step?
You can click here to read up more about the 34 Strengths. There are many published resources to develop your Strengths listed below. Alternatively, you can opt for coaching sessions that would maximize your growth based on the K.A.L.P. Strengths System™.
There are several publications written with StrengthsFinder at their core. You may purchase them here.
Strengths School™ manages this blog where articles are updated regularly. These articles focus on nurturing your talents to Strengths and are useful for personal development.
You can check out the videos at our resource page.
We have 8 Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coaches who have conducted workshops for organizations, as well as 1 on 1 coaching sessions: Jason, Victor, Charissa, Gideon, Amanda Joy, Madelia, Mandy, and Meiling. Compared to large-scale workshops, 1 on 1 coaching sessions are very individualized. With a more personal setting, we are able to cover greater depth in helping you understand and maximize your Strengths.
You can read our past clients’ testimonials here.
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c. Introduce StrengthsFinder to your organization
In one of their studies on work engagement, Gallup conducted a survey on at least 10 million people over a decade. The study indicated that people who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on their jobs. These people are also three times more likely to report having an excellent life in general.
Strengths for Business™ is a program catered to helping you understand and apply the Strengths of your employees from a managerial position. You will be able to build rapport within your team and increase engagement and productivity.
Strengths School™ has conducted Strengths-based workshops for Multinational Corporations and Small and Medium Enterprises both locally in Singapore and in Asia.
You can read the organizations' testimonials here.
If you are interested in engaging Strengths School™ for your organization, Contact Us for more information.
In the 2002 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup survey, Rose and Gallup (2002) found that 76% of American adults agreed that the lack of student discipline was a serious problem facing schools. Students who are disengaged won’t work hard, which is why they are often mislabelled as lazy. Strengths School™ believes that the key in engaging students is to focus and leverage their unique and innate talents towards educational goals. A Strengths-based approach to education is fundamental in developing academic excellence, inter-personal relationships and leadership development.
Strengths Study Strategies™ is a program in which Strengths School™ helps students discover their unique talents and leverage these talents towards better performances in their studies.
Strengths for School™ is a 1-2 day StrengthsFinder workshop program for teachers on all levels - management team and teaching staff. These workshops have enabled teachers to work together and leverage each others' strengths for better team performances as well as leveraging one's own strengths to teach effectively.
You can read the schools’ testimonials here.
If you are interested in engaging Strengths School™ for your school, Contact Us for more information.
iii. Non-Profit Organizations
Strengths School™ desires to empower individuals with passion and purpose, as well as to see every generation live out their full potential. As such, Strengths School™ has conducted Strengths-based workshops for non-profit organizations such as at-risk youth and churches.
Rath, Tom (2007). StrengthsFinder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press.
Liesveld, R., Miller, J. A., Robinson, J. (2005). Teach With Your Strengths. New York: Gallup Press.