Top 10 Strengths

My dominant strengths, as assessed by Gallup’s CliftonStrengths tool, fall primarily in the Executing domain. Strong executors know how to make things happen – they’re the people who you call on to solve a problem and who you trust to get things done. I also have significant Relationship Building strengths that help hold a team together.

1. Restorative

“People who are especially talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.”

  • Feels energized when facing challenges
  • Internally motivates self to overcome obstacles
  • Analyzes symptoms and identifies root causes
  • Brings projects “back to life”

2. Responsibility

“People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.”

  • Eagerly takes on responsibilities
  • Takes psychological ownership over commitments
  • Makes up for errors
  • Does not accept excuses
  • Conveys trustworthiness and dependability

3. Empathy

“People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.”

  • Senses the emotions of other people
  • Understands where others stand
  • Anticipates what others need
  • Identifies and labels the “right words at the right time”
  • Helps others communicate and understand their feelings

4. Futuristic

“People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.”

  • Imagines detailed possibilities of what the future might hold
  • Inspires and energizes other people toward a vision
  • Influences group hope and confidence

5. Connectedness

“People who are especially talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.”

  • Believes that things happen for a reason
  • Believes that when people work together, we contributing to something bigger than ourselves alone
  • Believes that we have a responsibility to the supporting the bigger picture
  • “If we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves”

6. Learner

“People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.”

  • Loves learning and trying new things
  • Thrives in ambiguity
  • Dynamically manages projects that require rapidly learning new subject matters and then moving on to others

7. Discipline

“People who are especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.”

  • Meets milestones and deadlines
  • Sets up routines and structures
  • Creates effective operational procedures

8. Developer

“People who are especially talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.”

  • Identifies talents in other people
  • Facilitates experiences that help others grow
  • Values mutual growth
  • Recognizes and celebrates other’s successes
  • Feels genuine satisfaction from helping others

9. Individualization

“People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.”

  • Builds productive teams
  • Empowers and leverages other people’s talents
  • Draws out the best in others

10. Relator

“People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.”

  • Develops meaningful relationships
  • Values closeness and understanding others
  • Achieves goals with others

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