PRINCIPLES


Why Strengths?

Everyone has value. Everyone has talents.
Everyone can develop their talents into strengths.

Albert Einstein is credited with saying,

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." 

While it may not have been Einstein who actually said it, the idea of personal genius still rings true. Not everyone has genius level IQ, but everyone has the aptitude to develop their unique talents into strengths. Everybody can be the best version of themselves. By focusing on what we are made to do best, we are built up and energized by our work.
 
The seven principles below outline why you and your organization will benefit from Aptitude Strengths Coaching working with you to get the most out of your CliftonStrengths assessment results.



Seven principles of strengths-based coaching:


1| You are not replaceable.

There's only one you, period.
No one else has your exclusive mix of talents, skills, experience and knowledge.
 

2| Only talents become strengths.

Focusing on weaknesses is a waste of effort.
Developing your talents into strengths gives you a means to succeed in every situation.
 

3| Your skills, experience, and knowledge matter.

It's good to be different than the next person.
You bring skills, experience and knowledge to the table that only you possess.

 
4| People are your most valuable asset.

Even great strategies and plans fail for lack of good people.
You may be able to fill a position, but you'll never replace a good person; invest in them.

 
5| Known talents become utilized strengths.

What you don't know can't help you.
Grow by knowing yourself. Grow your people by helping them know themselves.

 
6| Teams succeed when everyone plays their best role.

Talents are the most productive way to match a person with a role.
Put the right people in the right positions; enable them to do what they do best.


7| Fulfillment comes only from being yourself.

Life's more fun when you're you.
Using your strengths leaves you fulfilled at the end of every day.