Why do we need a strengths-based approach ?
The Right Assumptions
Some behaviours can be learned but many are nearly impossible to learn
People who excel deliver the same outcomes, but use different behaviours
Weakness fixing prevents failure
Strengths development leads to excellence.
The Wrong Assumptions
All behaviours can be learned
If you try hard enough you can do it
If you dream it, you can achieve it
People who excel all got there in exactly the same way
Fixing weakness leads to success
You can’t be anything you want to be, but you can get a whole lot better at what you already are. Manage weakness; major on strength!
What is Strength Potential ?
Strength Potential is an incorporated association registered in Queensland.
Its members are committed to helping people develop their potential through discovering and exercising their strengths, so that they in turn may make a difference in the lives of others.
The majority of Strength Potential’s work is in schools, through our Transition to Secondary Process, our Senior Student Kit and our Workshops for staff and students.
In addition, we offer Strengths Coaching and Strengths Gift Packs to individuals and a range of Workshops to other organisations.
What is Clifton StrengthsFinder© from Gallup?
The Clifton StrengthsFinder© is an online instrument that measures the presence of talents in 34 categories called ‘themes’. This is the assessment Strength Potential uses for all people over the age of 15.
What is it?
A developmental tool
Identifies 34 themes
No theme is better than another
A tool for helping people discover their talents
Where did it come from?
3 decades of research
A long term study of success by the Gallup organisation
Surveys and in depth interviews across a wide range of fields
It has been tested across the cultures of 48 countries.
More than 21 million people have taken the StrengthsFinder© to date
Approximately 5000 people take it each day
It is available in 24 languages
The chance of someone else having your top 5 themes in the same order as you is 1: 33 million!