My curve ball, StrengthsFinders 2.0 Results

StrengthsFinders 2.0 is a book and online assessment aimed to help people figure out what their strengths are, as opposed to their weakness. The idea is to focus on building your strengths instead of fixing your weakness. For my E-Scholars class, we had to read through the book and take the assessment.

The whole nature of this book reminds me of talking to a businessman this summer at UNCFSP. He told me and my peers at a roundtable discussion how the best story and piece of advice was about a baseball player who continually tried to improve his weakest pitch. There was only a slim improvement recorded on his pitch and finally his coach asked him what his best pitch was. This baseball player, whose name escapes me at the moment, was known for his curve ball. The coach told him to only focus on his curveball. Sure enough, the baseball player only focused on his curve ball and is now known as one of the best pitchers of all time.

This book helps you identify your curveball.

My top five themes in order:

1. Activator

2. Learner

3. Belief

4. Developer

5. Individualization

I took this a couple of months ago and have found the results to be pretty accurate, especially my top two. I recommend people to read through this book and find out what their results are through the online assessment.

What’s your curve ball? Have you taken this assessment?