Strengths are habits, attitudes, talents, abilities, ways of seeing the world and ways of interacting with people, things, and ideas that enable someone to do something particularly well. By capitalizing on one's strengths, motivation is increased, success is more likely, and obstacles are more easily overcome. Strengths-based campuses are ones which:
Psychologists at The Gallup Organization have been investigating the nature of human strengths for over 30 years. During that time, Gallup interviewed over two million people--the best teachers, doctors, lawyers, managers, salespeople, leaders, software programmers, and other professionals--to discover what made them successful. From all these interviews, 34 recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior emerged. These patterns, or "themes" as Gallup calls them, are the raw materials for building a strong and productive life. A person does not need to possess all of these themes; to live a strong life, one simply has to identify which of the 34 are their most powerful--their Signature Themes--and then cultivate them with learning, practice, and focus. StrengthsFinder measures a person on these 34 themes and immediately reveals their five most powerful themes.
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