Gallup CliftonStrengths® Assessment

Understanding your personality DNA can be very useful when it comes working in teams, negotiating and managing staff.  Gallup’s CliftonStrengths® provides a history of profiling humans throughout society.

If you’re looking to better understand the people you work with and improving your team’s dynamic, increase productivity outputs or optimise a team for a new project, then completing the CliftonStrengths® personal assessment is the first step.

Additionally, engaging with one of our Gallup Certified coaches to profile your team and (only 2 in Australia) will ensure you have access to the right experts in this field who have exclusive access to the Gallup CliftonStrengths® Discover Course.

  • Understand what makes you unique.
  • Focus on what you do best.
  • Identify others’ unique talents.
  • Put yourself in the best position to achieve success.

The Full 34 Strengths also known as 34 Talent Themes are positive attributes that a individual aligns to with a 1 in 34 million chance that their top 5 themed strengths is the same as someone else.  It is based on “positive psychology,” or what is “right” about people, not “wrong” with them.  This personal assessment could also be used as a means to quickly highlight an individuals positive attributes or personality DNA.

Figure 1. Profile of Ant Moran – Crystal Echo Director

Aligning your team is important and communication of individuals strengths is part of this process whereby the top 5 and bottom 5 strengths are reviewed.  Ongoing coaching and group attendance of Gallup’s CliftonStrengths® Discovery Course achieves a deeper understanding within the team.  There are currently only two Gallup Certified Trainers in Australia who can access and deliver the Discovery course and Crystal Echo can provide you with the complete solution that includes individual assessments, team profiling, group coaching, delivery of the official Gallup Discovery course and ongoing coaching.

Completing the assessment provides a great insight to individuals and possible will reconfirm their own beliefs, however working in teams requires alignment of strengths and effective communication in order to achieve results.

People who use their Strengths every day:

  • Are six times more likely to be engaged in their jobs
  • Are more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life
  • Have 7.8% greater productivity

Accenture worldwide actively use CliftonStrengths® and have profiled their 400,000 staff to ensure their teams are correctly aligned, and is now embedded into on boarding of all new staff.  CliftonStrengths® has become the World’s Leading Strengths Assessment with now 21 million people having completed the Assessment.

The CliftonStrengths® assessment is approximately USD$50/AUD$75 and is delivered online taking half and hour to complete.  You can do this any time online or we offer this as part of our comprehensive package if you’re looking to align your teams for optimal performance.

Harmonise existing and create new teams in providing staff the knowledge to leverage their personal strengths to produce “balance and awareness” ensuring the best chance of success.  We are all different and the CliftonStrenghts® personal assessment will provide you with your unique DNA revealing your 34 Talent Themed categories.  Each of the 34 strengths falls into one of four domains (areas): Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking.

Figure 2. CliftonStrenghts®  Four Domains 

Gallup History

The background of how this self-assessment came to be and of other names you’ll see referenced for ultimately what is the same report… StrengthsFinder, Gallup, Clifton StrengthsFinder and now CliftonStrengths.

The StrengthsFinder test, developed by the Gallup organization (famous for its Gallup polls) first came into the public eye in 2001, with the publication of Now, Discover Your Strengths.  This self-help book was written by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton, who was the chairman of Gallup.  The book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” today is the all-time 4th best seller on Amazon after Fifty Shades of Grey (1st), The Hunger Games (2nd,) Catching Fire – Hunger Games 2 (3rd), StrengthsFinder 2.0 (4th) and Mocking Jay (5th).

Gallup’s History

In 2004, the name of the personality assessment was changed to “Clifton StrengthsFinder,” in order to pay tribute to Don Clifton, who died in 2003.

In 2007, Gallup updated the test and released the new book, StrengthsFinder 2.0.

Recently, the StrengthsFinder name has been changed to CliftonStrengths assessment, but the actual test remains the same.

Crystal Echo offers short 1 hour to half day workshops enabling participants who have completed the Gallup CliftonStrengths® the opportunity to explore their revealed Talent Themes and how to implement them in everyday life.  Further coaching official Gallup training and alignment of your teams, contact us to schedule an appointment.