Strengths Finder 2.0 a Great Team-Building Tool

strengths-finder-2-200Strengths Finder 2.0 has proven already to be a great tool for my leadership. We are going to use this instrument with our staff in the coming months.  I have been using Myers-Briggs Type Instrument for years and still plan to, but this is now another tool I plan to use to help build a healthy team.

Once you take the online assessment you are emailed your strengths.  The following are a summary of my strengths according to this indicator are:

Relator
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people—in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends—but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy.

Command
Command leads you to take charge. Unlike some people, you feel no discomfort with imposing your views on others. On the contrary, once your opinion is formed, you need to share it with others.

Strategic
The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity.

Achiever
Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive. Achiever describes a constant need for achievement. You feel as if every day starts at zero. By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. And by “every day” you mean every single day—workdays, weekends, vacations.

Analytical
Your Analytical theme challenges other people: “Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true.” In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. For you, this is precisely the point. You do not necessarily want to destroy other people’s ideas, but you do insist that their theories be sound.

Have you taken the Strengths Finder assessment?  Feel free to share your strengths here.

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24 thoughts on “Strengths Finder 2.0 a Great Team-Building Tool

  1. I'm part of a business that runs outdoor courses and some team-building and I'd like to bring StrengthsFinder more into what we do. I'm finding it surprisingly hard to find any supporting information or resources from Gallup itself.

    Do you or anyone else know whether there is any training in delivering SF to teams available? I've Googled it and can find nothing in the UK.

  2. I'm part of a business that runs outdoor courses and some team-building and I'd like to bring StrengthsFinder more into what we do. I'm finding it surprisingly hard to find any supporting information or resources from Gallup itself.

    Do you or anyone else know whether there is any training in delivering SF to teams available? I've Googled it and can find nothing in the UK.

  3. Hey Ron:

    My strengths are empathy, input, developer, achiever, connectedness. To know how to maximize your strengths read the new book called, Living your Strengths. One of our partners at Aspen Group is Rex Miller. Rex is an expert at assessing the dynamics of your team with Strengths Finder. Rex works for TAG Consulting. Great people to know.

  4. The one day team building event I mentioned in my earlier post went very well. The idea of intentionally developing the areas of strength the Lord has given them, resonated well with this group. Some are using in the office as they talk about their projects. The team leader yesterday has asked for advice on follow-up. We were able to meet with her yesterday.

  5. Trying to figure out how to implement in our organization. We are a consulting company.

    My 5 are:
    Consistency
    Focus
    Intellection
    Learner
    Restorative

  6. My top five are: Includer, Individualization, Relator, Belief, and Arranger.

    I have a request to use Strength Finders 2.0 for a one day teambuilding with a multicultural team in Asia. I would appreciate any insites you might have on using it such one day event.

  7. I will check it out. I opened it up and it looks like good stuff. Thanks! I’m always ready to learn something new about team-building.

  8. Hey Ron. I haven’t read the book yet, though I’ve seen it and thought of picking it up. I’ll let you know if/when I do.
    In the meantime, have you seen Birkman? I would encourage you to check that out.
    http://www.birkman.com/