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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Positivity: Opening Pathways of Possibilities - 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 Positivity with guest Kassie Jorgenson.
You are generous with praise, quick to smile and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation. Some call you lighthearted. Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be. But either way, people want to be around you. Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious. Lacking your energy and optimism, some find their world drab with repetition or, worse, heavy with pressure.
You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit. You inject drama into every project. You celebrate every achievement. You find ways to make everything more exciting and more vital. Some cynics may reject your energy, but you are rarely dragged down. Your Positivity won’t allow it. Somehow you can’t quite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive, that work can be fun and that no matter what the setbacks, one must never lose one’s sense of humor.
Positivity is about celebration. It is almost a magnetic theme, it attracts people to you. WOO very often shows up with Positivity. To contrast these two themes; if WOO wants to win you over, Positivity wants you to enjoy your wins. As an individual with Positivity celebration is how you create a connection to others. As a leader sharing what is good is how you thrive to do better work. A leader will notice, emphasize and even dramatize the potential in a situation in order to enhance collaboration. Positivity is about strengthening and appreciating the connection you have with people. Celebration is a shared emotion, and individuals with Positivity seem to set the tone. If Empathy is a thermometer, Positivity is an emotional thermostat. You are able to light up the room.
Spend time investing in what is the best way to reveal to others what is great about them. How well can you individualize that positivity and aim it towards those that you lead? Think about building your tool kit of recognition. If you have Positivity you