What are strengths?
Strengthsfinder in Singapore is made up of three main ingredients: talent, knowledge, and experience.
Talent: Talent is a natural way of thinking; feeling or behaving that is innate. This means a person with a particular talent can be counted on to operate from this consistent basis, no matter what comes his or her way. Since it is intrinsic, talent never changes and it only grows.
Knowledge: Simply put, knowledge is the sum total of the amount a person knows about his or her talent and how it applies in any given situation.
Experience: Experience is the amount of time invested in developing a certain talent. Just because someone is inexperienced does not mean a talent does not exist; only that it has limited application.
When we combine talent, knowledge, and experience together, we establish a strength, which Rath calls “the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance.”
What are the benefits of knowing our strengths?
Aside from being able to easily and consistently answer inquiries about our strengths, knowing our strengths has many individual and organizational benefits. Here are a few of the most explicit:
Employee engagement skyrockets:
Based on our research, Rath quotes an astounding statistic that employees who have the chance to use their strengths at work every day are six times as likely to have a high level of engagement at work.
Building on our strengths:
For a talent to become strength, knowledge, and experience must be added. When we identify our talent, we are much more able to target our knowledge and experience priorities and become remarkable in those areas. In fact, the strengths finder book suggests many ideas for development with each individual theme.
Knowing how to best support others:
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