Achiever is the number one occurring theme in the Clifton Strengths database of over 15 million individuals worldwide – both among men and women.

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The Achiever talents drive people to accomplish – at the end of each day, they want to know that what they did mattered. Achievers make lists and they derive satisfaction when they complete items on the list. They are very self-motivated, work hard, and energetic.

Achievers have a strong desire to keep moving and accomplishing. It is important that Achievers take time to celebrate their accomplishments and do not hold themselves or others to unattainable expectations.

Learn more about the Achiever strength in this Gallup Strengths Center video:

Arranger: The Flexible Conductor

As we end the school year, our last #LOCCStrengths blog posts deal with the final two themes not yet discussed: Arranger and Achiever. Both are Executing themes. Today, we will look at the Arranger theme.

Arrangers are doers whose organizational abilities help to maximize productivity. They focus on creating processes and placing people so that tasks get completed. The outcome or product is important so they anticipate potential problems and plan with that in mind. Yet, they are also flexible, making them critical when change should be implemented.

He arranged his works in an eternal order, and their dominion for all generations; they neither hunger nor grow weary, and they do not cease from their labors.  - Sirach 16:27 (NRSVCE)

This passage beautifully captures the Arranger talent. The Arranger juggles schedules, details, materials, and people so that there will be staying power and longevity upon completion. Learn more about the Arranger strength in this Gallup Strengths Center video:

When looking for someone who needs to be able to manage change in the midst of multiple moving pieces, you should consider an Arranger.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Individualization

 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:17 (NRSVCE)
Éducation chrétienne 30 – PC: Jackie Maloney

During this past school year, Mme Maloney’s Christian Ethics 30 class learned about their #LOCCStrengths and God given talents. As a result, they had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Caralynn Gidych, Superintendent of Learning. One of Mrs. Gidych’s top five themes is #Individualization. This theme is very evident in her work with students. She sees each student as a unique person created by God. She celebrates their diversity. She sees how their differences can work to make them better. She recognizes that the path for each student might have to be different. She encourages the staff she works with to personalize learning based on the distinct needs of each individual. Thank you Mrs. Gidych for helping students to know the words of Matthew:

“Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

Matthew 10:31 (RSVCE)