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Input Theme

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The CliftonStrengths themes at the top of your profile are the most powerful and give you the greatest chance for success. Join us as we discuss Input.

Learn the definition of Input and how to use it to succeed. Get a detailed description of this theme made popular in StrengthsFinder 2.0.

Do you want to contribute to the Strengths coaching community but aren't yet Gallup-certified? Learn how you can get "plugged in" and more fully participate.

Learn how to build your career on your strengths, and how to integrate people, business and innovation to solve workplace problems and reach successful outcomes.

Learn about your Input talents -- how they can help and hinder you, and how you can use them most effectively in this 2018 edition of Mastery Monday.

Gain insight into the CliftonStrengths talent theme of Input: how to invest in it, if it's one of your dominant talents, and how to develop it in others.

Find out the value of Input for you as a leader or coach, and how through stability, compassion, hope and trust you can grow this theme into greatness.

Learn what characterizes those strong in Intellection, and discover similarities and differences versus other talent themes in this 2017 Mastery Monday blog.

Learn what characterizes those strong in Input, and discover the similarities and differences versus other talent themes in this 2017 Mastery Monday blog.

Learn what characterizes those strong in Ideation, and discover the similarities and differences versus other talent themes in this 2017 Mastery Monday blog.

Learn what characterizes those strong in Restorative, and discover the similarities and differences versus other talent themes in this 2017 Mastery Monday blog.

Learn what Input looks like when you use theme dynamics, and how it combines with and complements your other talent themes.

Learn how themes form the core of CliftonStrengths and how to understand and appreciate your own -- and others' -- strengths, as we focus on Input.

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Soon after assuming responsibility for a Best Buy store, one of Eric Taverna's big challenges was to harness the energy of his employees. His approach -- and its positive, long-term effects -- offer lessons to managers across all industries on how to build a committed workforce.

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

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No single process is more crucial to an organization's success or failure than decision making. Although most developmental approaches focus on the process teams use to make decisions, there is a human variable that influences every aspect of that process: talent.