It is also an effective method to employ when building teams. If after analyzing your strengths profile you notice that you have only thinking and striving themes, it would be beneficial to recruit additional team members with impacting and relating themes.
The 4 Strength Domains
Relating Themes (Working with People)
Harmony, Communication, Empathy, Includer, Individualization, Relator, Responsibility
Impacting Themes (Influencing People)
Command, Competition, Developer, Positivity, Maximizer, Woo
Striving Themes (Working Harder)
Achiever, Activator, Belief, Significance, Discipline, Adaptability, Focus, Restorative, Self-Assurance
Thinking Themes (Working Smarter)
Analytical, Arranger, Consistency, Connectedness, Deliberative, Futuristic, Ideation
Input, Intellection, Learner, Context, Strategic
StrengthsFinderTM, The Gallup School of Management, ©1999.
Below are the profiles of two men that I’m Strengths coaching.
James- Futuristic, Strategic, Includer, Belief, Communication
Thinking, Thinking, Relating, Striving, Relating
Thinking 2, Relating 2, Striving 1 Impacting 0
James is strong in Thinking/Relating themes, but he has no Impacting themes.
Allan- Woo, Positivity, Adaptability, Belief, Includer
Impacting, Impacting, Striving, Striving, Relating
Impacting 2, Striving 2, Relating 1, Thinking 0
Allan is strong in Impacting/Striving themes, but he has no thinking themes. Allan and James are collaborating on film and television projects. Is this a good match? They seem to be an excellent match as far as balancing each other out. They enjoy working together. Allan just mentioned today how he and James seemed to make a good pair. Of course there are many other ingredients involved in making a great team, but knowing your strengths domain profile is a good start.
Do you know how your strengths interplay with others in your life?
I would love to help anyone interested in knowing more about the implications and applications of their strength domain profile. Just write me a note. Tim