Assignment: Strengths Finder

Assignment: Strengths Finder

In this Assignment, you will complete Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment. This assessment will identify your personal strengths, which have been shown to improve motivation, engagement, and academic self-conference. Through this assessment, you will discover your top five themes—which you can reflect upon and use to leverage your talents for optimal success. After you take the assessment, you will have the opportunity to schedule an optional coaching session with the Walden Career Services Center.

Please Note:This Assessment will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

To Prepare:
To take the Assessment, visit http://walden.gallup.com. Using the Guidance Document Resource(s) for the Strengths Finder Assignment, follow the instructions for setting up an account. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the link into your web browser.

  • Once you have completed your assessment, you will receive your “Top 5 Signature Themes of Talent” on your screen.
  • Click the Download button below Signature Theme Report, and then print and save the report. We also encourage you to select the Apply tab to review action items.
  • Please keep your report. You will need your results for future courses.

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Note: In grading every required paper, your Instructor uses an Assignment Rubric. Review the Rubric prior to completing your assignment.

To complete assignment: 

  • Take the Gallup’s StrengthsFinder assessment, and get your results. Then, reflect upon them, and respond to the following questions in your paper.

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper (not including title page and references), to include the following:

  1. Title page
  2. Section headers for each of the following required sections:
    • What were your top five identified themes?
    • Describe a challenge that you faced and how you used three of your top strengths to take action and reach a desired outcome.
    • How can you use this understanding to add value to your role as a scholar practitioner?
    • How will this understanding help you add value to your current or future organization?
    • What will you do differently tomorrow as a result of this report?
    • Describe your current motivations for pursuing your degree.
    • Describe your personal goals and your vision as a public health or health education professional.
  3. Cite the sources within your text where you refer to them, using APA format.
  4. Include a reference list using APA format.

RaShona Shipp

Strengths Insight Guide SURVEY COMPLETION DATE: 06-20-2019

DON CLIFTON

Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths

(RaShona Shipp) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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RaShona Shipp SURVEY COMPLETION DATE: 06-20-2019

YOUR TOP 5 THEMES

1. Relator

2. Restorative

3. Responsibility

4. Intellection

5. Input

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Relator

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Because of your strengths, you are occasionally willing to be vulnerable. Perhaps you claim your talents or admit your weaknesses. Your openness may help some people know you better as a person. Your straightforward style may convince others you are honest, dependable, and reliable. Chances are good that you may be convinced that you are measuring up to your potential. Perhaps you know when you are doing your best work or earning the highest grades you possibly can. Instinctively, you might feel life is good when you are truthful about your talents, education, successes, experiences, or background. You attempt to dispel certain illusions you have about yourself or that others have about you. Maybe this is one of your priorities. When you do not pretend to be someone you are not, you might be happier. By nature, you might feel upbeat and cheerful when you keep busy. Perhaps you derive satisfaction from producing certain kinds of tangible outcomes. Driven by your talents, you occasionally feel in sync with life when you have clarified either your own or someone else’s performance objectives. Perhaps you enjoy talking with certain types of people who seem to be aware of their personal or professional goals.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Restorative

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

It’s very likely that you might engage in self-improvement activities once you have identified things you need to know more about or do better. Perhaps you hope to minimize some of your shortcomings. By nature, you might be more upbeat about life when you can determine why you failed to reach a particular goal or standard of excellence. Once you identify your errors, lack of knowledge, or need to practice certain skills, perhaps you devise a plan to improve your performance. Instinctively, you sometimes concentrate time and energy on eradicating — that is, doing away with — your limitations. When you can conquer a shortcoming, perhaps you feel a bit more optimistic about yourself and life in general. Chances are good that you periodically study your mistakes to prevent them from happening again. Perhaps you gain valuable insights from life’s “teachable moments” — even the painful ones. Because of your strengths, you are keenly aware of your limitations and deficiencies. This knowledge motivates you to take advantage of self-improvement opportunities in the workplace, educational settings, or your community.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Responsibility

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

It’s very likely that you might choose your friends with care and caution. Some of these individuals may share your reputation for doing exactly what they say they will do. Perhaps your most enduring friendships are built on this foundation of mutual trust. Driven by your talents, you may wish to have a broader range of control and accountability on the job or in your personal life. By nature, you may be someone on whom others can depend. You might refrain from making promises you are not sure you can keep. Sometimes you feel obliged to honor commitments even if you are inconvenienced. This partially explains why you insist on doing things correctly, accurately, or properly. Because of your strengths, you may feel pleased with yourself and life in general when you do certain tasks correctly or behave in accordance with your core values. Chances are good that you try to finish the tasks you agreed to do. Perhaps you even overcome some unexpected problems. Occasionally you work longer hours when it is necessary. Maybe you do whatever you can to avoid breaking the promises you made to people.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

1185360358 (RaShona Shipp) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Intellection

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Instinctively, you now and then feel a bit more content with yourself and life in general when you are encouraged to reflect on your experiences, examine intriguing ideas, or scrutinize new theories. Because of your strengths, you might be quiet during conversations, taking in what others say. Perhaps you are particularly attentive when intelligent people toss about their ideas, theories, or concepts. Sometimes you acquire more information and gain more insights than the speakers do. When you choose to expound on a particular topic or pose specific questions, maybe some individuals listen carefully to every word you utter. It’s very likely that you periodically engage in conversations that might allow you to showcase some of your knowledge on a wide range of topics or in a particular area of specialization. Driven by your talents, you designate a minimum of five hours a week for solitary thinking. You probably have figured out how to eliminate distractions and interruptions. You accept the fact that you have less free time to spend with family, friends, coworkers, teammates, or classmates. By nature, you occasionally choose to spend your time thinking rather than engage in strenuous activity. Maybe you enjoy inventing, planning, theorizing, conceptualizing, or philosophizing.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

1185360358 (RaShona Shipp) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Input

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts or even relationships.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Driven by your talents, you thirst for new ideas and knowledge. Often you lose yourself in a book. You pore over the ideas contained on its pages for long stretches of time. Why? You want to absorb as much information as you can. Instinctively, you sometimes gather certain types of ideas, theories, or concepts during conversations with intelligent people. Sometimes this means more to you than being well known or famous. You may be satisfied when your mind is absorbing thoughts you have never before considered. Or, you might relish broadening the thinking of particular individuals. Chances are good that you usually equate education — formal and informal — with understanding more about something today than you understood about it yesterday. Because of your strengths, you may pay close attention to specific categories of current events. Some people merely recount what they heard, saw, or read. Perhaps you dive deeper into the topic. You might generate a few theories, concepts, or philosophies to explain some of the reasoning behind certain newsmakers’ decisions. Sometimes you can gather information about events, policy statements, people, or crises. Your fresh insights might draw equally engaged thinkers into the conversation. By nature, you yearn to know a lot. It makes little sense to you to skim through a book and read only the highlights. You delve more deeply into intriguing subjects than most people do. You love to gather all kinds of information. This explains why you take time to grasp ideas that appear in print.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

1185360358 (RaShona Shipp) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • RaShona Shipp
    • Don Clifton
    • Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths
  • Relator
  • Restorative
  • Responsibility
  • Intellection
  • Input

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