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Tan Meiling

Tan Meiling
Meiling is a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach. She regularly writes about the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder® themes and how to use the StrengthsFinder® tool to strengthen vital relationships, forge key partnerships at work, improve productivity, and boost personal and professional fulfillment.

Recent Posts

Most of Your Managers Are Only Doing 50% of Their Jobs

Professional |  7 Minutes Read

Most managers are hired or promoted to fulfill two primary functions:

  1. Deliver outcomes
  2. Develop their staff towards higher performance
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Tan Meiling Jul 31, 2017

DiSC vs. StrengthsFinder [A Comprehensive Guide]

Personal | Professional | Education | 17 Minutes Read

To date, over 50 million people worldwide have taken some form of the DiSC assessment.

In contrast, only 16 million have taken the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 profiling test.

What’s the difference between the two tools, especially for...

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Tan Meiling Jul 19, 2017

The Biggest Misconception of Strengths-based Leadership

Professional | Personal | Education | 6 Minutes Read

If you’re familiar with Tom Rath’s Strengths-based Leadership, you’ve probably heard the statement,

The most effective leaders are always investing in strengths.

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Tan Meiling Jul 17, 2017

5 Themes Most Likely to Have an Issue with StrengthsFinder

Professional | Education | Personal | 7 Minutes Read

One Sunday, I was sitting around with a few other folks from the young adults group I was involved in. I got to talking about my work as a StrengthsFinder Coach (a common occurrence, if you hang around me often), and one of the young adults...

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Tan Meiling Jun 11, 2017

The Allure of Addiction: How Our Strengths Come Into Play

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

It was a little past 1 a.m., and I’d been out walking around my neighbourhood for 3 hours. I’d clocked over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit, and ventured into more dark alleys, desolate parking lots, and previously unexplored territories than I cared to count.

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Tan Meiling Apr 15, 2017

3 Reasons to Use StrengthsFinder to Build Strong Families

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

Families are complicated…and some more complicated than others. The people closest to us see the best and the worst of us, and vice versa. Yet even though our family members are such familiar figures in our lives, at times it feels like they’re the biggest mystery of...

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Tan Meiling Mar 28, 2017

Working in a Strengths-Based Organization

Personal | Professional | 10 Minutes Read

At Strengths School, we believe in creating a culture of empowerment for everyone who works with us, in line with our vision of “Seeing every generation live out their full potential.” For this reason, we actively seek out young people with the same...

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Tan Meiling Mar 06, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'WOO'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of others.” ― Mother Teresa

People with WOO in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results love meeting new people. To them, these are not strangers: they are...

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Tan Meiling Jan 03, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Individualization'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.” ― Deepak Chopra

People with Individualization in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results celebrate the uniqueness of each person. They are intrigued by and drawn to the...

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Tan Meiling Dec 12, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Includer’

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

People with Includer in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results resonate with the philosophy of “stretching the circle wider.” Whether at work or in social gatherings, those with Includer naturally look for people on the outside or on the fringes of the group,...

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Tan Meiling Oct 04, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Intellection'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"Let me think about this further."

People with Intellection in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results love to think. They enjoy exercising the “muscles” of their brains, stretching them in multiple directions.

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Tan Meiling Sep 14, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Analytical’

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

People with Analytical in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results challenge others to “prove it.” They’re rigorous thinkers who take a critical approach to what others would often quickly accept as truth. They mine for verifiable data and facts in which to ground...

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Tan Meiling Aug 24, 2016

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