“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. ” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“If you spend most of your life trying to be good at everything, you eliminate your chances of being great at anything.” ― Tom Rath
“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield. The time you spend with your best is, quite simply, your most productive time.” ― Marcus Buckingham
"When we studied them, excellent performers were rarely well rounded. On the contrary, they were sharp." — Donald O. Clifton
“Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God” ― Leo Buscaglia
“When we're able to put most of our energy into developing our natural talents, extraordinary room for growth exists. So, a revision to the "You-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be" maxim might be more accurate: You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.” ― Tom Rath
"There is power in learning about strengths. That understanding opens doors that may not have been available before. There is also a point to learning about strengths: it is not just to know them, or identify them. We are after application of strengths - specifically, effective application." ― DeAnna Murphy
“Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?” ― Benjamin Franklin
"Each person's talents are enduring and unique.Each person's greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength." — Donald O. Clifton
"Everyone can probably do at least one thing better than ten thousand other people." — Marcus Buckingham
“Talent (a natural way of thinking, feeling, or behaving) × Investment (time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base) = Strength (the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance)” ― Tom Rath
"As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal." ― Robin S. Sharma
“…most competitive companies, just like most competitive countries, 'get their strengths together and make their weaknesses irrelevant." ― Peter Drucker
“The world you see is seen by you alone. What entices you and what repels you, what strengthens you and what weakens you, is part of a pattern that no one else shares. Therefore, as Mr. Wilde said, no two people can perceive the same "truth," because each person's perspective is different.” ― Marcus Buckingham
“The pursuit of meaning — not happiness — is what makes life worthwhile.” ― Tom Rath
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." — Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge consists of the facts and lessons learned.Skills are the steps of an activity.These three -- talents, knowledge, and skills-combine to create your strengths." — Donald O. Clifton
"great companies focus on those few things they can be 'the best in the world at‘" ― Jim Collins
"Life's greatest accomplishment is to be yourself in a world that is always trying to make you something else." ― Holly Dowling
"Our talents come so easily to use that we acquire a false sense of security: Doesn't everyone see the world as I do? Doesn't everyone feel a sense of impatience to get this project started? Doesn't everyone want to avoid conflict and find the common ground? Can't everyone see the obstacles lying in wait if we proceed down this path? Our talents feel so natural to us that they seem to be common sense." — Marcus Buckingham
“Every human being has talents that are just waiting to be uncovered.” ― Tom Rath
Using the outcomes of the Gallup CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder 2.0) assessment, we work with individuals to shine a light on their strengths and coach them to use their strengths every day -- to find personal fulfillment, define their meaningful impact & contributions, create effective relationships, solve problems, and mitigate areas of weakness.
Shift Up! with Strengths-Edge. The focus is on strengths-building instead of weakness-fixing! Learn more about services For You and For Private Groups and Teams.
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Uncover Your Strengths!
Begin by completing the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment.
Learn how to Apply Your Strengths!
...to accelerate your performance - and to find personal fulfillment and creative solutions to your problems.
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"Nermine was an integral part in helping me get to know myself and how taking a critical look at my strengths will help in my career and personal life.
I have seen progress in my career now that I am in a place that is truly fulfilling and continue to learn how to use my strengths to my advantage, ask for help where I need it and be confidently vulnerable in my life."
From early in life we are taught to believe that we should always do our best; that we can fix our flaws; that we can overcome whatever stands in our way; and that we can be, and do, anything we want if we put our minds to it and work hard at achieving it.
As individuals we expect that if we act on this belief with vigilance we will ultimately be successful and happy in our careers, in our relationships, and in our lives. However, what we often experience is that things have not worked out the way we planned or wanted; and we don't know why.
Instead, it is better to focus on what is right with us; and to avoid expending our emotions, our intellect, and our energy on our shortcomings when we can more effectively achieve excellence and greatness by harnessing the power of our personal strengths.
Research shows that with empowering knowledge, inspiring guidance, and self-nourishment, we have the opportunity to maximize our human potential, embrace our true purpose in life, and experience the real joy of our personal fulfillment and success as we determine it for ourselves.