- Gallup Theme Thursday Webcast Series
- Season 1, Arranger
- Learn how themes form the core of CliftonStrengths and how to understand and appreciate your own -- and others' -- strengths, as we focus on Arranger.
On a recent episode of Theme Thursday Season 1, we discussed the Arranger theme with Gallup Learning and Development Consultant Mara Hoogerhuis.
Arrangers are conductors. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, people with strong Arranger talents enjoy managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until they are sure they have arranged them in the most productive configuration possible.
The Arranger theme is in the Executing domain, meaning that those who have high Arranger talents work tirelessly to implement a solution. They get things done by orchestrating, organizing, and facilitating the work of others. Arrangers are people of multiplicity, thriving on bringing together people, processes, and products to build productivity.
Curt Liesveld, Gallup Senior Learning and Development Consultant, compared Arranger to a similar theme, Achiever. He says that while Achievers are excellent at personal production, Arrangers get things done with and through other people. Curt then pointed out the contrasts between Arranger and Discipline. He noted that those with Arranger practice fluid, real-time planning, while those with Discipline are fixed, pre-planners.
When Mara facilitates strengths learning and development discussions, she asks participants to reach out to see if their strengths were apparent when they were young. Mara tried this herself, and found out that she was an Arranger as a child. She can remember articulately planning her birthday parties as a young girl, carefully preparing the party to make sure her guests had a great time together.
To learn more about the Arranger theme and how people like Mara use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above.
Mara Hoogerhuis' Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Strategic, Maximizer, Relator, Responsibility and Arranger.