What we're about
We are Singapore's first and largest StrengthsFinder Meetup Group. Come network and develop your talents with fellow StrengthsFinder enthusiasts in the Sunny Singapore. Gain a deeper appreciation for your own strengths. Grow stronger personally and professionally learning strengths-based strategies and techniques. Work smarter maximizing your talents by exchanging strengths tools and best practices.
Let's grow from talents to strengths, potential to performance!
Why Join The StrengthsFinder Singapore Network?
Most people are stuck with a weakness-fixing mindset, thinking that weakness-fixing leads to success. Unfortunately, while weakness-fixing can help prevent failure, it rarely leads to excellence. Excellence is a result of understanding and building upon your strengths.
Yet most people are unaware of what their strengths truly are, and cannot fully leverage on it.
Even people who have taken the StrengthsFinder Assessment are likely to be amazed by its accuracy, but not know what to do with the reports.
The StrengthsFinder Singapore Network is established for that reason - to build a community of strengths enthusiasts so that we can support each other's growth. This is truly a community like no other!
You are UNIQUE
We are so unique that we can be identified by what seems to be one of the most insignificant part of our bodies - our fingerprints. Yet when it comes to our unique personality and make-up, often times the education system attempts to put us through a pre-defined mold or an efficiently developed "manufacturing" process.
The education system has, fortunately, evolved over the years, and is now more aware of individual differences. In spite of advances in andragogy and pedagogy, the conventional mindset which focuses on fixing weaknesses is still extremely prevalent.
A Strengths-Based Approach to Development
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
~ Albert Einstein
The Conventional-approach to development focuses on fixing weaknesses, which often leads to frustration and low return-on-investment (ROI) for time and effort.
A strengths-based approach focuses on identifying and developing our individual strengths. And because it is focused on developing what comes naturally to you, learning is often easy if not effortless, and yield much better ROI.
We believe that everyone is unique, and the key is to leverage on your unique talents.
Benefits of the Strengths-Based Approach
Gallup Research shows that people who engage their strengths are
- 3x as likely to report an excellent quality of life
- 6x as likely to be engaged in their jobs
Organizations who adopt a Strengths-Based Approach see on average
- 12.5% increase in productivity
- 8.9% increase in profitability
- 14.9% decrease in turnover
About The Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 (http://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com)
Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder is an online measure of personal talent that identifies areas where an individual’s greatest potential for building strengths exists.
The 177-item pairs were based on the theory and research foundation associated with semi-structured personal interviews that had been used by Selection Research Incorporated and Gallup (Harter, Hayes, & Schmidt, 2004; Schmidt & Rader, 1999) for over 30 years. The measure, developed through rational and empirical processes, has been repeatedly subjected to psychometric examination.
By identifying one’s top themes of talent, the CSF provides a starting point in the identification of specific personal talents, and the related supporting materials help individuals discover how to build upon their talents to develop strengths within their roles.
The primary application of the CSF is as an evaluation that initiates a strengths-based development process in work and academic settings. As an omnibus assessment based on positive psychology, its main application has been in the work domain, but it has been used for understanding individuals and groups in a variety of settings — employee, executive team, student, family, and personal development.