This year, we reached a milestone: 24 million people now know their CliftonStrengths -- with close to 6,000 individuals joining their ranks daily.
Leading with your strengths as an individual, on your team and within your organization is vital to achieving high levels of engagement and positive business outcomes. But even more than that, leading with your strengths gives you permission to stop focusing on your weaknesses and, instead, bring out the best in others by doing what you do best.
Read the top nine CliftonStrengths articles from 2020 to learn how strengths impact everything from daily lives and careers to navigating disruption and remote work.
1. Your Best Day at Work (and How to Have More Like It)
"Anytime you have a great day at work, you were using your strengths to the hilt. So, when you learn to view your best days through the lens of strengths, you'll be able to have considerably more great days."
2. How to Build Trust and Boost Productivity Within Remote Teams
"Managers can learn about their employees' intrinsic motivation by studying a person's past performance. Then, managers can use that knowledge to work alongside each team member as individuals discover their new, best means to high productivity."
3. The Manager's Role in Improving Teamwork in the Workplace
"When employees are empowered to discover their CliftonStrengths, their managers are equipped to better understand the make-up of the team as a whole. They can make tough and discerning decisions about who can best perform each role as the team evolves and grows."
4. The Management Practice That Makes a Difference
"Managers have not been taught to approach their craft as though each worker 'differs somewhat in nature from the others.' They know it, of course, but behaving as though the rough edges of human differences don't exist or don't matter simplifies things."
5. How to Focus Your Teams' Strengths in Times of Disruption
"Have employees consider their strengths and how they relate to navigating disruption. Encourage them to ask themselves these two key questions. Based on my strengths, what do I need most during this time? Based on my strengths, what do I bring to help navigate through this time?"
6. Yes, Managers Can Coach Employees to Be Great WFH Parents
"Sometimes we can manage our weaknesses by avoiding a situation, getting help, establishing reasonable expectations of ourselves and our kids, or defining what's really important to our families and concentrating on that."
7. 3 Keys to Building a Strengths-Based Culture
"Building a strengths-based culture is a powerful differentiator that attracts the best -- and when leaders get it right, it also inspires performance in employees."
8. How Do You Say 'Success' in Strengths?
"In cultures that are truly strengths-based, people working together are able to move past annoyances and miscommunications to acceptance, appreciation and ultimately admiration for the differences that help them to achieve results together."
9. Answer 'Yes' to Your Employees' Biggest Question
"You can't identify the correct career for everyone, but you can create a culture that brings out the best in your employees."
Learn more about using CliftonStrengths to help yourself and others succeed: