Monday, 10 July 2006

Strengths Finder

I recently did the StrengthsFinder test online via Gallup. What is StrengthsFinder? The Internet-based StrengthsFinder Profile is the product of a 25-year, multi-million dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 dominant "themes" with thousands of possible combinations, and reveals how they can best be translated into personal and career success. In developing this program, Gallup has conducted psychological profiles with more than two million individuals to help you learn how to focus and perfect these themes.

My top 5 main “themes” are shown below:






Having read the full explanations for each of these, I consider them quite accurate. I have passed them on to a couple of colleagues for feedback as to whether they also think they are accurate. So far it seems to me that this quick and cheap test could be useful to do when hiring certain employees. It at least appears to give an insight into their personalities in a way that will not necessarily come over in an interview.

“English - Who needs that? I’m never going to England!” - Homer Simpson

No comments: