A typical misstep in individual development is focusing on weaknesses. Investing energy in talent development has much bigger potential for growth and success. This conclusion results from 40 year of research by the father of strength-based psychology – Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003).
In 1988, Don Clifton became CEO of Gallup®, which helped companies to improve their business by focusing on the strengths of their employees. In 1999, he created an assessment questionnaire known today as CliftonStrengths®. He identified 34 themes that make up a person’s personality.
The assessment itself contains 177 questions, or pairs of statements, and the respondents should choose which one describes more precisely how they think, feel and naturally behave. They have 20 seconds for each question. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete the assessment, but we recommend to take aside more time in order to set up your account and fill in the initial information. So far, the assessment has been translated into more than 20 languages, including Czech. You can purchase this assessment directly on the Gallup® website or you can use our services.