A friend introduced me to this book recently, Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. If you haven’t learned this about me yet, I have an unusual attraction to self-improvement books and programs. If you haven’t read this book or done the assessment, please, do so immediately! The insight it gives is meaningful and may very well change your outlook on your entire life.
The concept is that while we all know our weaknesses, we overlook the value of our strengths. We should focus on our strengths!
Here’s how I stand:
People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.
People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
People strong 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.