Have you ever encountered someone who looked at their CliftonStrengths results and thought, “I’m not sure this is really true”? Here’s a tip: it may be linked to one of the talent themes they have. Singapore’s Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Meiling Tan, shares her insights on the matter.
"The greatest growth comes from working on your weaknesses." If you believe this to be true, you may have fallen prey to one of the myths of StrengthsFinder. Southeast Asia's very first Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Jason Ho, takes you through 12 myths that need to be busted.
Gaming addictions are a growing problem, particularly in first-world countries with widespread data connectivity and easy access to smartphones. Could our StrengthsFinder themes possibly explain the drive behind these addictions? In this lighthearted article, Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach Meiling Tan shares her theory.
How could StrengthsFinder help managers lead their teams well? It starts with your personal development as an individual. Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares insights and practical ways to grow yourself as a leader.
Families are complicated…and some more complicated than others. The people closest to us see the best and the worst of us, and vice versa. Is there anything that can help us decipher these vital relationships? Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Meiling Tan shares from her personal experience.
What is it like to work at a Strengths-based organization? At Strengths School, we're passionate about empowering individuals and impacting generations to live out their full potential. Check out this interview with Strengths School intern Patricia Chin on her experience interning with us in 2017.
Everyone experiences conflicts, but it isn't always easy to resolve them. Singapore StrengthsFinder Gallup Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares how the StrengthsFinder profiling tool can be used for conflict resolution.
As we move into 2017, what are some practical ways we can better apply our StrengthsFinder talent themes at work? Gallup Certified Singapore StrengthsFinder Coach Victor Seet shares three ways to grow your strengths.
Did you read the book Strengths-Based Leadership and wonder about how to interpret the four domains? Or are you one of those who used the StrengthsFinder App and wondered what the colors on the app mean? Singapore Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, gives his input and insights about the Four Domains of Leadership Strength.
Do you get excited at the chance to meet new people and befriend them? Do you find it easy to break the ice and strike up a lively conversation with someone you don’t know? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach Meiling Tan shares on the natural charisma and friendliness of the Woo StrengthsFinder talent theme.
Do you enjoy spotting the one-of-a-kind qualities of each person, instinctively paying attention to their style, motivations, thought processes, and ways of relating to others? Are you someone who is often impatient with generalizations or types because you don’t think they adequately describe what is special about each person? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach Meiling Tan points out the uniqueness of the Individualization strength.
When in a group, do you find yourself gravitating to those who seem to be on the fringe? When planning a social gathering, does your mind automatically think of widening the circle by including those left on the outside? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach Meiling Tan opens up about the motivations behind the warmth, acceptance, and inclusivity of those with the Includer talent theme.
Is your mind constantly abuzz with questions and information you’re processing? Do you find yourself invigorated by mental activity – to the point that your friends and family often describe you as “lost in your thoughts”? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Tan Meiling, expounds on the Intellection talent theme.
Does your mind automatically question and search for proof whenever you hear a blanket statement from someone? Do you find yourself naturally drawn to statistics, hard facts, and concrete data? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach Meiling Tan sheds some light on the Analytical theme.
Thinking about Student Development? In this article, Singapore StrengthsFinder Gallup Certified Coach, Gideon Ren, recounted a defining moment for coaching and how he used the anecdotal account to glean the value of using StrengthsFinder for student development. Enjoy!
Are you an Educator or Youth Developer looking out for a very engaging and dynamic program to engage your students and youth? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares about an interactive and dynamic program designed specifically to have a high level of engagement for youths and students.
Looking for suitable Team Building Activities for your team or organization? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares why using StrengthsFinder for Team Building is a great and practical idea.
Are you a Counsellor, Social Worker or someone in the Social Work industry? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, interviews Chrystella Lo, a counsellor in Singapore, who shares how she uses her StrengthsFinder themes for her work. Read and get some tips on how you too can apply your talent themes at work.
Did you know that the StrengthsFinder tool can be used powerfully to enhance marriage or couple relationships? Singapore Gallup Certified Strengthsfinder Coach, Victor Seet, reveals how his own marriage got transformed and how he continues to use this tool to strengthen his marriage.
Are you one of those who can concentrate on a single task for a long stretch of time without being distracted? Have you felt misunderstood when others question you for your inability to relax when what you actually felt was your energy and drive to reach your goal? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares some insights on this unique ability to stay on course towards the goal.
Are you one of those who receives negative feedback or criticisms to the routine and structures you build around your life? Do you often feel positive about the word 'discipline' but feel that many others tend to see the word as negative? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares some helpful habits to be cultivated.
Are you a teacher or someone regularly involved in the education sector? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, interviews Charmain Han, an English teacher in Singapore, who shares how she uses her StrengthsFinder themes for her work. Read and be encouraged that you too can make a difference.
Are you someone who often look at the state of affairs around you and crying out "unfair!" out loud or in your heart? Do you find yourself being upset with people who do not follow the rules? Singapore Strengthsfinder Gallup Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares some guidelines in developing these tendencies.
Do you juggle lots of different things that need to be done with ease and find yourself very productive? Are you one of those who struggle when you read about negative stuff with regards to multi-tasking, knowing that this is what you do most of the time? Singapore's Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, offers his own perspectives.
Do you desire for a deep and open conversations with your loved ones at home? Imagine a rich conversation taking place in the family about what each other is doing right? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, interviewed a family of five who experienced the transforming power of a coaching conversation over their StrengthsFinder results.
Do you often see your glass as half-full? Have you sometimes been called naive? Or are you one of those who wonder how certain individuals can stay upbeat and enthusiastic even in challenging times and appear ever ready to cheer others on? Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares his encouragement on how to harness the energy of those with Positivity.
Problems: Are you someone who sees them everywhere? Do you enjoy fixing problems and seeing something - or someone - functioning well again? If this is you (or someone you know), Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, offers some advice.
"All over the place" or "go with the flow"? How do people strong in Adaptability flex their muscles? Singapore's Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares his take on why being last-minute is not necessarily negative.
Are you one of those confident individuals who are often made to feel that being confident is a sin? Or are you one of those who wonder why some people can come across as being so sure of their judgements and decisions? Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach Victor Seet shares with you some of his gut feel on the Self-Assurance talent theme.
Let's talk about one of the more controversial StrengthsFinder talent themes: Command. What comes to your mind when you think of relating to such a person? Bossy? Condescending? Know-it-all? Is it really all bad? Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares some hard truths.
Do you often find yourself intrigued by an ingenious design, a cool logo, or perhaps a new concept in someone's TEDTalk? Perhaps you are one of those who love to do things in a fresh way? Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, does some brainstorming here.
In the midst of a culture that emphasizes working on our weaknesses, here's a reflection highlighting strengths and people engagement. Singapore's Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares his insights on the Maximizer talent theme.
"Let's go! Just do it! Stop thinking, Do something!" If such thoughts are commonplace, you probably see yourself as action-packed. Others might view you as impulsive and rash. Singapore's Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares some of his thoughts on Activators.
Ever feel an incessant need to get things done? Or perhaps been subject to 'slave drivers'? Either way, Singapore's Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, finds that it never hurts to do a little more to get to know Achievers. #achievementunlocked
Are you someone who likes to test and beat the system? Do you instinctively look for shortcuts, and are you always on the lookout for faster and better ways to complete a particular task? How do you grow yourself in a 'STRATEGIC' way? Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares some options with you.
Do you instinctively look for familiar faces in big group meetings? Are you someone who never feels bored of meeting the same old friend week after week? How does being cliquish and going deep in relationships connect? Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, unpacks the Relator talent to give you some insights.
Do you find yourself constantly imagining the future, getting excited about what you see? Has anyone ever told you to "stop building castles in the air and learn to live in the present"? If you're someone who can't help but dream ahead, Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, paints a picture of this visionary theme.
Can't stop talking? Often labelled a chatterbox? Blabbermouth? All these might just be symptoms of the great Communication talent. Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, can't stop talking about it.
They may not always voice out their opinions, but they may well be the ones holding the group together. Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, brings together different perspectives to illustrate the genius of Harmony in a team.
What do you see: A stone, or a diamond in the rough? Do you thrive on seeing others grow, no matter how small the improvement or how long it takes? Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, outlines some pointers for growth.
Is it really possible that the loudest and most showy person you know is blessed with one of the rarest talents on Planet Earth? Singapore's Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach, Victor Seet, gives significant insight to this.
Are you the sort who is always Googling something? Do your friends and family ever ask why you keep so much stuff? Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, gives us his input on how you can put these traits to good use.
Once you take on a task, do you find thoughts of this task nagging at the back of your head until you see it through to completion? Do your friends often call you "dependable" and "trustworthy"? If so, you may have the Responsibility talent theme. Singapore's Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares insights and practical steps to grow the theme.
Are we but mere products of random, disparate occurrences? Or is there more than meets the eye? Singapore's Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Victor Seet, shares how those with Connectedness reconcile these thoughts.
Do you have a knack for sensing what somebody is feeling? Or have you met someone like that - someone who makes you feel at ease sharing your emotions because they always seem to understand? Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, gets to the heart of the Empathy talent.
Prudent or Pessimistic? Wise or "Wet Blanket'? The jury's still out on these individuals with an intuitive ability to identify pitfalls and eliminate risks. Singapore's StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, unpacks what goes on in the Deliberative mind.
Are you one who enjoys seeing how StrengthsFinder can be creatively expressed? Or are you a Gallup Certified Strengthsfinder coach interested to find new tools? Singapore StrengthsFinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares about the Strengths Art Wall™ and how this tool can be used to name, claim and aim your talent themes.
How similar or different are you from your sibling? Meet a pair of siblings in Singapore who not just have the same top 5 strengths but also have all of their top 5 in the relationship building domain. Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, conducts an interview with both Angeline and Pamela to hear their stories.
Over a billion people in the world will be celebrating their Chinese heritage as the Lunar New Year approaches. Singapore Strengthsfinder Coach, Victor Seet, writes about how some of the Strengthsfinder themes are significant within the Chinese culture.
Are you one of those who, since young, is naturally curious about all kinds of things? Do you enjoy asking different questions to seek for answers? Do you believe that "what we learn becomes a part of who we are"? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, journeys with you in this lifelong learning.
Are you one of those who naturally desire to influence others but often end up being misunderstood? Meet Singaporean, Joey Ong, one of the rare ones in the world with all the top 5 strengths from the influencing domain. Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, conducts an interview with Joey to hear her story.
Interested to find out how a Coach uses his strengths to achieve his goals? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, shares his own personal reflection on using his strengths to achieve the performance he desires.
Are you one of those who enjoy looking back to look forward? How can a fascination for the past be powerfully used in the present and future? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, gives us some Context.
Ever feel misunderstood when others commented you are overly competitive? Or wondered why your desire to win is perceived to be negative by many? Singapore Strengthsfinder Certified Coach, Victor Seet, makes some comparisons and shares his views on Competitiveness.