Gallup Theme Thursday
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Theme Thursday is a Gallup Webcast series that dives deep into the Clifton StrengthsFinder Themes, one theme at a time. Gallup expert Curt Liesveld and a panel of guests discuss how each theme impacts them and manifests itself in life.
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Relator: Cultivating Relationships with Depth and Longevity - Theme Thursday Season 3
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Gallup's Theme Thursday is a live Webcast that targets strengths coaches and enthusiasts to provide a deeper context behind the language of strengths by talking in-depth about each of the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder themes.
On this Theme Thursday Season Three webcast, Jim Collison, Gallup's Director of Talent Sourcing, and Maika Leibbrandt, Senior Workplace Consultant, talk about Relator with guest Ryan Salvanera.
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you toward people you already know. You do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people — in fact, you may have other themes that cause you to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends — but you do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around your close friends. You are comfortable with intimacy. Once the initial connection has been made, you deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship.
You want to understand their feelings, their goals, their fears and their dreams, and you want them to understand yours. You know that this kind of closeness implies a certain amount of risk — you might be taken advantage of — but you are willing to accept that risk. For you, a relationship has value only if it is genuine. And the only way to know that is to entrust yourself to the other person. The more you share with each other, the more you risk together. The more you risk together, the more each of you proves your caring is genuine. These are your steps toward real friendship, and you take them willingly
Relator is about selectivity, a depth of relationship, and a connection with people that is more about longevity and genuine sincerity. Steps towards real friendship are coming from a place of vulnerability that others may find too intimate. There is a comfort with being real, honest and raw with people. It is more about having those quiet moments with those you truly trust, and who trust you in return. Relators seem to see a deeper level to relationships than others ever could.
If you are leader with Relator you can enhance the depth of understanding within a team. There is a willingness to go beyond some of the surface triggers and understanding of others. Great leaders really need to know what excites people, what makes them take action and what motivates them. What does in