- Gallup Theme Thursday Webcast Series
- Season 1, Command
- Learn how themes form the core of CliftonStrengths and how to understand and appreciate your own -- and others' -- strengths, as we focus on Command.
On a recent episode of Theme Thursday Season 1, we took a deep dive into the Command theme, with the help of Gallup's Curt Liesveld and Dr. Al Winseman.
People with strong Command bring decisiveness and emotional clarity. They have the ability to bring to light what is often avoided or unstated. This gives them the ability to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings.
Those who have Command as one of their Top 5 strengths might feel that they are especially unique, and they should. Only 5% of people in Gallup's strengths database have Command as one of their Top 5 strengths -- the lowest of all 34 CliftonStrengths themes.
Command falls into the Influencing domain, which reflects its power to persuade people. Individuals with high Command like to be in control of situations. They tend to be highly assertive and thrive in opportunities when they can take charge.
Dr. Winseman thinks of Command as an energizing, persuasive, and inspirational theme. He explains that his Command is alive when other people are around. It gives him the willingness to lead others and inspire them with a confident vision of what they can be.
Individuals with high Command need to make sure they are in control of the theme. When used at the wrong times, Command can leave a wake of damaged relationships in its path. Dr. Winseman urges individuals with high Command to take charge when the time is right, but to keep their strong will under control to avoid hurting others.
To learn more about the Command theme and how people like Dr. Winseman use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above.
Al Winseman's Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Ideation, Futuristic, Maximizer, Strategic and Command.