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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Futuristic: Creating a Vivid Picture of the Future - 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 Futuristic with guest Travis Guse.
“Wouldn’t it be great if ...” You are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling you forward, into tomorrow. While the exact content of the picture will depend on your other strengths and interests — a better product, a better team, a better life or a better world — it will always be inspirational to you.
You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions. When the present proves too frustrating and the people around you too pragmatic, you conjure up your visions of the future, and they energize you. They can energize others too. In fact, very often people look to you to describe your visions of the future. They want a picture that can raise their sights and thereby their spirits. You can paint it for them. Practice. Choose your words carefully. Make the picture as vivid as possible. People will want to latch on to the hope you bring.
What this Theme is about is not just imagining the future, but really truly seeing it. If you are one who truly leads with Futuristic, the future is a real place for you. It is almost a regenerating resource. It is also inspirational to others. People look to you to describe your vision of the future. Choose your words carefully to make that picture as vivid as possible so that others can latch on to the hope you bring. Focus on the choices you make today based on what they are going to become tomorrow.
If you are an individual with Futuristic, you are probably great at forecasting. You can anticipate and think about what is coming. If you a leader with Futuristic you can be great at not only forecasting, but also bridge building. There is an ability with leaders to not just to dream about the future, but to include the cast in the plot you are writing. One of the muscles you s