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Victor Seet

Victor Seet
As a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder coach, Victor is passionate about strengths engagement and now runs his own training company, Strengths School™ (strengthsschool.com). He has been actively giving StrengthsFinder leadership and team building workshops to businesses and schools in Singapore as well as Hong Kong, China (Shanghai) and India.
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Understanding StrengthsFinder Domains - Executing

Personal | Education | 7 Minutes Read

Gallup's research on the CliftonStrengths profiling tool shows that the odds of having the same top 5 themes in the same order as somebody else is about 1 in 33 million. This means that in your lifetime, you may never meet somebody else with the same top 5...

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Victor Seet Sep 13, 2017

What's in a Teacher? [Teachers' Day Special]

Education | 7 Minutes Read

I have always admired what teachers do. I married a teacher, and I have so many good friends who chose this vocation.

As a StrengthsFinder coach in Singapore, I also have the added privilege of working with many school leaders and teachers, conducting Strengths-based...

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Victor Seet Aug 31, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Positivity'

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

"We can do this!"

People with Positivity in their CliftonStrengths profile enjoy seeing others smile. They relish the moment when others' eyes light up, and they love to see people being encouraged.

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Victor Seet May 30, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Restorative'

Personal | 6 Minutes

"This needs to be fixed."

Those with Restorative in their StrengthsFinder profiles enjoy problem-solving. When approaching any situation, simply thinking about what's wrong energizes those with Restorative and empowers them to think about solutions to move forward. 

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Victor Seet May 22, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Competition'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

Those with Competition in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results intuitively benchmark themselves against others. They see the world as a playing field, and they want to win.

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Victor Seet May 16, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Adaptability'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

“Why do you keep doing things at the very last minute?”

I used to think of this as a very bad habit - to procrastinate and wait till the very last moment before getting anything done. I never quite understood why people behaved that way. That is, until I began to...

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Victor Seet Apr 30, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Focus'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"What’s our main goal?"

People with Focus in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results enjoy zooming in on the task that sits on top of their priority list and working at it. They need a clear goal or outcome to perform at their best. 

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Victor Seet Apr 29, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Self-Assurance'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"I already knew that."

The Wife calls this the conversation killer. 

When the Wife shares with me a new discovery or something she learnt, this statement "I already knew that" is usually a response that puts her off.

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Victor Seet Apr 22, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Command'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

Calling out fellow Command mates. We are a rare breed (in fact, Command is the rarest strength in the world). Perhaps that’s why we are often misunderstood and sometimes even labelled as “bossy.” While there is some truth in that (particularly when our Command...

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Victor Seet Apr 16, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Ideation'

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

"What a great idea!"

People with Ideation in their CliftonStrengths results are fascinated by ideas. They derive great joy and excitement whenever a new idea occurs to them.

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Victor Seet Apr 06, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Maximizer'

Personal | 10 Minutes Read

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Those with the Maximizer CliftonStrengths theme in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results have a high regard for excellence. "From Good to Great" is a tagline that they can...

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Victor Seet Mar 31, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Activator'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

“Let’s go!”

With the Activator StrengthsFinder theme in my top 5, these are the two most common words I use in my everyday life.

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Victor Seet Mar 30, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Achiever'

Personal  5 Minutes Read

One day, I came home and found a to-do list for me smacked onto the fridge.

Work of the Wife. Hallmark of an Achiever.

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Victor Seet Mar 28, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring Strengthsfinder 'Strategic'

Personal | 8 Minutes Read

When I think of the Strategic talent theme, Zhuge Liang, a famous Strategist in Ancient China, instantly comes to mind. At his peak, he was known as a master tactician, brilliant advisor and insightful leader. 

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Victor Seet Mar 21, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring Strengthsfinder 'Relator'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

Those with ‘Relator’ in their top 5 Strengthsfinder results have an innate motivation to go deep in any relationship. 

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Victor Seet Mar 20, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Arranger'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

People with Arranger in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results enjoy managing different variables and moving parts as they work towards a productive outcome. They are energized by the process of aligning and realigning to find the best configuration possible.

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Victor Seet Mar 17, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Futuristic'

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

"I can foresee that..."

Those with Futuristic in their CliftonStrengths profile enjoy thinking about the future. They love to dream. They love to envision what the future would look like and are inspired by what it has in store for them.

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Victor Seet Mar 08, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Communication'

Personal | 8 Minutes Read

Those strong in the Communication talent theme generally love to express themselves and bring energy into dialogues. They turn events into stories that they can tell. 

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Victor Seet Mar 01, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring Strengthsfinder 'Belief'

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do." - Elvis Presley

People with Belief in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results possess core values that are enduring. Often, their Belief talent theme causes them to be...

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Victor Seet Feb 27, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Harmony'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

"I'd like to hear what everyone thinks." People with Harmony in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results believe that there is little to be gained from conflict. They believe that conflict produces too many negative emotions that drain the energy of people. Instead, they aim...

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Victor Seet Feb 22, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Developer'

Personal | 5 Minutes Read

“You are capable of so much more!"

Those with Developer in their CliftonStrengths results desire to see people grow from strength to strength. Because of this, the genius of Developer talents lies in the ability to see the unfulfilled potential in people and to actively...

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Victor Seet Feb 21, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Significance'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"I want to leave a legacy.”

This is one of the most misunderstood CliftonStrengths themes and it is not hard to guess why. 

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Victor Seet Feb 15, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Input'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"This might come in useful someday!" People with Input in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results love to do research and collect ideas, quotes and useful articles. They might also collect tangible objects such as cards, books or photographs.

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Victor Seet Feb 15, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Consistency'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

People with Consistency in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results desire to treat people fairly, regardless of their background, age, race and gender. They particularly dislike preferential treatment, and they prefer to be fair and just towards the people they interact...

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Victor Seet Feb 06, 2017

Using StrengthsFinder to Resolve Conflicts

Personal | Professional | Education | 5 Minutes Read

 Conflicts are a fact of life. While they are never fun, these conflicts can strengthen relationships when properly managed.

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Victor Seet Feb 03, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Learner'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"That's interesting! I never knew that!"

People with Learner in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results have a deep desire to learn new things. They are energized by the process of journeying from ignorance to competence.

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Victor Seet Jan 31, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Responsibility'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

Those with Responsibility in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results take great psychological ownership for anything they commit to. They are compelled to follow these things through to completion. It is not surprising if they feel very guilty when they are not able to...

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Victor Seet Jan 26, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Connectedness’

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

Things happen for a reason. 

These five words capture the essence of the Connectedness talent theme. 

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Victor Seet Jan 24, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Discipline'

Personal | 7 Minutes Read

People with Discipline in their top 5 Gallup StrengthsFinder results enjoy putting structures into their world. These can be structures of any kinds: timetables, routines, habits, fixed diets etc.

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Victor Seet Jan 24, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Empathy'

Personal | 6 Minutes Read

"I understand how you feel."

People with Empathy in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results can sense the emotions of those around them. It operates like a kind of superpower: they can walk into a room and intuitively sense the morale of the team based on how people feel....

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Victor Seet Jan 20, 2017

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