Achiever

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.

Individualization

Remember the deepest desire of the human heart is to belong … to be welcomed … to know you are seen and worthy of kindness.

Rachel Macy Stafford

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Can you be that one friend? Like the Includer theme, the Individualization theme talents allow for deep, unique connection. When I first read this blog post, I thought about those whose strengths include Individualization. This post is is a familiar experience for many of us. As summer approaches, we must remind ourselves that it can be a lonely time for many. I hope that this article ” Am I invisible? One mom’s pain-relieving response to being excluded” helps you to extend connection and kindness to those who need it this summer.

Rachel Macy Stafford is the bestselling author of three books: HANDS FREE MAMA, HANDS FREE LIFE, and ONLY LOVE TODAY. She is a certified special education teacher who helps people overcome distraction and perfection to live better and love more. For more: www.handsfreemama.com