This is a very legitimate question brought to me by someone who reads my blogs. I love questions because questions enable me to write blogs that I know at least one person cares about!
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to exercise my public speaker muscles at the CISO Forum of ISSA in Las Vegas. My best guess is that there were 60-70 people in the audience. I asked for a show of hands from those who had taken a Clifton StrengthsFinder.
Approximately 45 of the hands went up. I asked a follow-on question. For those who had their hands up, I asked how many people had been coached after they took a Clifton StrengthsFinder. I was surprised when only 5-10 hands at the most stayed up.
It has been said that Information is Power. In the case of the Clifton StrengthsFinder, information is nothing more than a report. There's no power in the information until it meets up with action.
Understanding has to be added to knowledge in order to get to Power. My coaching clients go through a process of learning about their unique Strengths so they can ultimately embrace their Strengths
Once they decide to embrace their unique strengths, I can then show my clients how to Leverage their Unique Strengths. This is when Power comes from Information.
That’s why I’m investing time to write about all 34 Themes that make up the Clifton StrengthsFinder report.
This assessment has been taken over 13,000,000 around the globe. It is powerful but only when one embraces their unique results and learns to leverage their results. This is why I provide Strengths Coaching.