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Promoters and the Eight Ways they Influence

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Promoters Influence in Eight Ways   If your Top 5 StrengthsFinder talent themes are dominant in the Influencing Domain, then you like to promote and move people. In our work, we very simply call these Promoters. Why? Because they spend most of their time promoting themselves, their ideas, people or products or services that they…

Oops! The Life of an Activator

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If you don’t view mistakes as failure, then you may be especially gifted in the StrengthsFinder‬ talent theme of Activator‬. If you see an opportunity, you ACT. You don’t thinking about it long or make a plan, you just jump right in. You learn by DOING. And whatever happens, you gain new knowledge and experience that…

Activator: Always in Motion

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Activators are always in motion

Activator: They are Always in Motion   “That guy never sits still! Have you seen him? He’s like a lion with a bunch of pent-up energy.”   “It’s no wonder that new kid fails so much — he leaps before he looks. If he keeps that up, he’s gonna get fired before his probation period…

I Have a Dream: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I Have a Dream!”   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream… And any of us who have heard him speak it so eloquently could never doubt his passion. Here it is from the March on Washington in August, 1963 (it’s lengthy, but worth the watch).       So what StrengthsFinder talent themes…

Sometimes, You’ve Gotta Dial it Down! — or UP!

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Dial up or dial down

Dial it UP or Dial it DOWN   With some of our awesome StrengthsFinder talent themes, we need to dial it up or dial it down!  At times, we are either too weak or too powerful.   We can wimp out in situations where our buttons are pushed, retreating because our Empathy or Positivity can’t handle…

Go-Getter Talents

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Go-Getters don't wait for achievements to happen. They go get them.

The Go-Getters   If you are a Go-Getter who takes action and gets things done, you may be especially gifted in the StrengthsFinder talent themes of Achiever, Focus, Maximizer, Activator or Command. These talents come with a strong energy to grind through the work or to inspire and motivate others to do so.        …

Back to School Labels?

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Back to School Corral   As many of our kids go back to school this week, I start to ponder about how we educate children in our culture. We corral them — 20 to 30 at a time — into classrooms and we teach them all the same stuff, out of all the same books,…

StrengthsFinder Soul Mates

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StrengthsFinder in Relationships   Have you ever noticed that couples and married people are often opposite? They seem to instinctively find their complete contrast in their life-long mate. I’m thinking they are probably looking to plug the holes they’ve got in their own talents! StrengthsFinder can help in relationships by revealing how couples can work…

Activator: Success Loves Speed

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Activator: Always moving

Activator: Full Speed Ahead!   Those high in the StrengthsFinder talent theme of Activator are always on the move! Once a decision has been made they cannot NOT act. They also learn by DOING, not by thinking about it one more time. They bring great, “Do it NOW!” energy to a team!    …