Gallup's CliftonStrengths Assessment

Gallup’s CliftonStrengths Assessment (formerly StrengthsFinder Assessment) is a best-in-class analysis of our dominant talents developed by Gallup (yes - the polling people!) after years of research on what drives outstanding performance.

Taking the Assessment

This online assessment takes about 40 minutes to complete and uncovers your unique rank order of 34 CliftonStrengths Themes, your personal talent DNA. During the assessment, 177 questions with descriptive phrases are shown, such as “I like to read the directions” paired with “I like to jump right in.” You are given 20 seconds to determine which phrase fits you best. Once you have completed the strengths assessment, your results are immediate! You will receive reports showing your Top 5 most dominant strengths from 34 talent themes or you can elect to see the rank order of all 34 Strengths.

CliftonStrengths Assesment sample pages.

Why Use the CliftonStrengths Assessment?

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What Does the Research Reveal?

Strengths-based development is a proven model to improve performance on crucial business outcomes. A Gallup meta-analysis of 1.2 employees in 7 industries and 45 countries found that employees that receive strengths based feedback are:

  • 6 times more likely to be engaged in their jobs
  • 3 times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life
  • Teams who focus on strengths every day have 12.5% greater productivity
  • Teams who focus on strengths every day have 18% increased performance

What About Weaknesses?

There is a myth that strengths philosophy suggests we should ignore our weaknesses. Not true! No one can dismiss gaps in performance or critical feedback at work. Paradoxically, it is often the shadow side of our strengths that can hinder us, which is why this self awareness tool is so powerful. Gallup-certified coaches can help you calibrate your strengths and manage around your weaknesses. We find that the common language of strengths makes people more open to feedback and difficult performance conversations.

Ready to Discover Your Strengths?

Use Your Strengths in Times of Uncertainty and Change

Across the globe, we all experienced a universal challenge with the pandemic. If our strengths are our superpowers, then the pandemic represented a collective call-to-action!

The Strengths Now team wanted to help our clients leverage their strengths during this time of upheaval. In March 2020, we began sending short videos about each of the 34 CliftonStrengths Themes to our clients. It was our way to offer support and stay connected.

We know the content still rings true! This YouTube playlist includes videos (about 3 minutes each) about how to use each the 34 strengths in times of stress, uncertainty and change. Find your own Top 5 and listen for some tips and hints!

Here’s a Sample From the YouTube Playlist

Ideas for Using Each of the 34 CliftonStrengths

All 34 CliftonStrengths are in alphabetical order on our YouTube Channel Playlist.

Each one is about 3minutes long. Find your Top 5 strengths and listen!


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