It is grounded in more than five decades of research.
It’s important to know that the strengths movement is not just an idea someone had. It’s the result of a revolutionary, 50-year study of excellence and the most exhaustive research on what enables people to succeed. Decades of study, testing and refinement first led to a theory, then a philosophy and then CliftonStrengths.
It measures the presence of talent in 34 general areas, or themes.
The talents most directly related to the potential for success can be grouped into 34 themes. Each theme comprises many talents. The assessment analyses a person’s instinctive reactions to 177 sets of paired statements to identify how they most naturally think, feel and behave as a unique individual.
It is designed to help you develop your talents into strengths.
Gallup research has proven that people have the best opportunity to grow and develop when they identify their talents (the ways in which they most naturally think, feel and behave) and then build on those talents to create strengths.
It helps people identify their unique contributions.
Because our talents come so naturally to us, and because we often take them for granted, many times we are not fully aware of our strengths and what we can contribute. The more you use your talents, the better you understand them. And when you truly understand your talents, you can add knowledge and skills to create strengths.
CliftonStrengths identifies where an individual’s greatest potential for building strengths exists. Gallup has investigated the nature of human talents and strengths for over 50 years, resulting in the development of CliftonStrengths.