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Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Input'

"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'

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 with.

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Victor Seet Feb 06, 2017

Using StrengthsFinder to Resolve Conflicts

 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'

"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'

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 deliver what they say they...

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Victor Seet Jan 26, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Connectedness’

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'

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'

"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. They are able to feel what...

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Victor Seet Jan 20, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Deliberative'

“Wait! Let's think about it first."

People with Deliberative in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results hate to be rushed into something that they have not thought through clearly. They like to be careful and vigilant. Their first instinct is often to consider the worst case scenario so as to...

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Victor Seet Jan 16, 2017

3 Ways to Aim Your Strengths in 2017

2016 has become history, and we've transitioned into a new year. How do we build on our past successes as we move forward?

Although we can’t control external factors, how could we strengthen those that we do have control over?

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Victor Seet Jan 13, 2017

8 Things To Know About StrengthsFinder Leadership Domains

As I facilitate StrengthsFinder Leadership workshops across Singapore and Asia, I am often asked many questions regarding the StrengthsFinder tool. One of the most common questions I'm asked as a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Coach has to do with the four domains of Leadership strengths.

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Victor Seet Jan 10, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Woo'

“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 friends that they just haven’t...

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Tan Meiling Jan 03, 2017

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Individualization'

“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 one-of-a-kind characteristics...

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Tan Meiling Dec 12, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Context’

"Tell me your story."

People with Context in their top 5 StrengthsFinder results like to look back into the past to find answers for the future. They look back to understand the present.

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Victor Seet Dec 09, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder ‘Includer’

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, drawing them in so that they...

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Tan Meiling Oct 04, 2016

Growing Talent to Strength: Featuring StrengthsFinder 'Intellection'

"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’

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 their opinions.

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Tan Meiling Aug 24, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder For Effective Student Development - 4 Key Steps

As educators, we often find ourselves poised to invest into and help each student become the best of himself/herself. But when we step back and think a little deeper, we often discover that our view of student development can largely be influenced by a formal curriculum, or what we believe to be...

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Gideon Ren Aug 15, 2016

The Strengths-Based Interactive Game of Life™ Student Program

Many people would remember the popular board game, the "Game of Life." Following this idea of discovering life, we asked a question: "What would happen if individuals were to simulate living out their lives in an action-packed game instead of a board game?"

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Victor Seet Aug 10, 2016

8 Reasons to Use StrengthsFinder for Team Building

Over the course of the year, there's been a huge increase in the number of companies enquiring about our StrengthsFinder Team Building Program. This article was written especially for Team Leaders and those in Human Resource Management, who are always looking out for team building programs that...

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Victor Seet Aug 01, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder for Work - Interview with a Counsellor

How could our StrengthsFinder themes be used in our vocations?

In the continuation of our series on "Using StrengthsFinder for Work," here's an interview with a professional counsellor in Singapore, whom I had the privilege to coach 1-to-1.

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Victor Seet Jul 17, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder for Relationships - Strengthening Marriages

Marriage. Could the use of StrengthsFinder possibly build and protect these vital relationships?

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Victor Seet Jul 10, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder for Work - Reflections of a Teacher

In Strengths School™, one of the key areas of influence that we seek to impact is the education sector. We believe in helping not just students but also educators live out their full potential.

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Victor Seet Apr 05, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder for Relationships - Family Conversations

At its core, StrengthsFinder is strongest as a relational tool. Backed by 50 years of research, it outlines the science as to why people intuitively behave in a certain way, unraveling the motivations behind a person's behavior.

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Victor Seet Mar 07, 2016

StrengthsFinder Workshop Activities - Strengths Art Wall™

In the course of facilitating Strengthsfinder workshops for different organizations (Multi-national companies, small-medium enterprises, schools, religious groups), we discovered that one of the key ways to help people take ownership of their StrengthsFinder talent themes is to have them express...

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Victor Seet Feb 22, 2016

Understanding the Relationship Building Domain [CliftonStrengths]

In Strengths School™, we found a pair of siblings who discovered they both had the same top 5 themes after they had completed their Strengthsfinder assessment. What is even more astonishing is that both of them had all 5 of their themes in the Relationship Domain, a rare combination of strengths...

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Victor Seet Feb 08, 2016

Expressing StrengthsFinder in Singapore Chinese Culture

 

Chinese New Year is celebrated by Chinese people all over the world to mark the first day of the New Year in the Lunar calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year commemorates the start of a year in which the months are...

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Victor Seet Feb 01, 2016

Understanding the Influencing Domain [CliftonStrengths]

After facilitating hundreds of StrengthsFinder workshops, we found that strengths from the Influencing domain of leadership tend to be more uncommon than strengths from the other domains. While every individual is unique and different, we'd like to highlight one person who possesses a...

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Victor Seet Jan 11, 2016

Using StrengthsFinder for Work - A Personal Reflection for 2015

"How could I use my strengths to improve my performance at work?"

While applying our strengths to achieve better performance is not rocket science, the ability to do that is not necessarily intuitive. This article is about one of Strengths School's key philosophies and how I applied my strengths...

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Victor Seet Dec 28, 2015

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