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  1. 1. Strengths Insight ReportSURVEY COMPLETION DATE: 02-17-2012Heather CoffmanYour Top 5 Themes Strategic Maximizer Adaptability Futuristic InputStrategicShared Theme DescriptionPeople who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Facedwith any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.Your Personalized Strengths InsightsWhat makes you stand out?Because of your strengths, you generate innovative ideas. You offer unique perspectives on events,people, and proposals. You probably inspire people to start projects and launch initiatives. You tend toidentify a goal, devise numerous ways of reaching it, then choose the best alternative. This explainswhy you see opportunities, trends, and solutions before your teammates, classmates, or peers seethem. By nature, you might appease — that is, calm — some people by using logic to reduce a task,process, program, routine, recipe, or machine to its simplest parts. Perhaps people appreciate yourability to explain why something that confuses them actually is easy to understand. Maybe you enlivenyour presentations by drawing diagrams, telling stories, or giving examples to illustrate your keypoints. Chances are good that you long to know more so you remain on the cutting edge of your fieldor areas of interest. Your inventive mind usually generates more possibilities than you can handle orfund. Nonetheless, you are committed to acquiring knowledge and/or skills. You study everythinginvolved in a situation and conceive entirely new ways of seeing or doing things. What you alreadyknow prompts you to ask questions and delve even deeper into a subject or problem. It’s very likelythat you trust your ability to be an innovative thinker. You routinely invent many ways you can reach asingle goal. Only then do you start narrowing down your options to the best one. You probably takeinto consideration prevailing circumstances, available resources, budgetary constraints, or pressingdeadlines. Instinctively, you customarily pinpoint the core problems and identify the best solutions.You artfully and skillfully eliminate distractions. This helps people gain a clear understanding of what309715196 (Heather Coffman) 1© 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. is happening and why it is happening. You frequently identify ways to transform an obstacle into anopportunity.MaximizerShared Theme DescriptionPeople who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulatepersonal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.Your Personalized Strengths InsightsWhat makes you stand out?Driven by your talents, you have a reputation as a hard worker. You probably help people understandyour talents and areas of excellence. They frequently observe you practicing the use of your talents,skills, and knowledge. You sense you can do various things much better tomorrow as long as yourefuse to take your abilities for granted today. Chances are good that you might spend more timethinking about your talents than about your shortcomings. Sometimes you give a lot of thought to yourlimitations when you meet with failure or defeat. Rather than try to be someone you are not, yousometimes partner with individuals who possess talents you lack, and return the favor by sharing yourown talents. It’s very likely that you can help people realize you truly comprehend what they aresaying. This does not mean you automatically agree with every idea they share. Nonetheless, manyindividuals appreciate your taking time to hear what they are thinking and feeling. Because of yourstrengths, you sense you have an ability to create word pictures that describe the future. You caninspire people with your images of what can be. The individuals who most appreciate your forwardthinking probably want and need to hear from you often. Instinctively, you customarily figure out whatmakes each person special. You talk to, observe, or study individuals who produce nothing less thanexcellence to identify what inspires them. Unquestionably, you prefer to associate with those whoshare your passion for taking something good and making it better. Once you understand what drivesa person, you can motivate him or her to transform whatever was made better into something utterlysuperb.AdaptabilityShared Theme DescriptionPeople who are especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend tobe “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.Your Personalized Strengths InsightsWhat makes you stand out?Driven by your talents, you may enjoy reading. To some degree, it allows you to gather certain kindsof information to expand your storehouse of knowledge. If surrounded by individuals who cannot sitstill, perhaps giving your full attention to the printed word is difficult. You might avoid the company of309715196 (Heather Coffman) 2© 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. restless people when you want to give your undivided attention to a particular book, magazine article,newspaper account, personal correspondence, or official document. Chances are good that yousometimes pause to admire details that others do not notice. You might exhibit an appreciation forwhatever is happening right now. You might fully grasp each moment, see its wonder, and cherish itsloveliness. To some degree, living in the present allows you to adjust to changing circumstances,environments, or people. Because of your strengths, you allow your life to unfold naturally. You trustyou will find your path as it evolves. You resist being tied to predetermined plans and standardizedsystems. You prefer to experience life in the moment. You are eager to see where it takes you. Bynature, you may appreciate people who are not worrywarts. You might work better with individualswho avoid fretting over unimportant details. These people might approach everyday situations orcrises with an inner calmness that frees you to modify plans, rules, processes, or assignments. It’svery likely that you now and then set aside time to appreciate the loveliness and splendor of yoursurroundings.FuturisticShared Theme DescriptionPeople who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what couldbe. They inspire others with their visions of the future.Your Personalized Strengths InsightsWhat makes you stand out?Driven by your talents, you are energized by your plans for the coming months, years, or decades.Bringing your ideas to life is an exciting proposition for you. You sense you have the power totransform whatever you think is possible into tangible outcomes. By nature, you intentionally takesteps to be the mastermind of your own future. You refuse to leave your destiny to chance. Youprobably resist placing it in someone else’s hands. You trust your own intelligence and imaginationwhen setting a direction for your life. Chances are good that you are a visionary thinker. Your vividmental images of the coming months, years, or decades often impel you to move into action. It’s verylikely that you are eager to get started on a project once you realize what you can accomplish in thecoming weeks, months, or years. You work very hard to breathe life into your big dreams. These oftenpush and pull you into the future. Instinctively, you invest considerable time creating the future of yourown choosing. You frequently share your ideas about what will be possible in the coming months,years, and decades. You probably capture people’s attention whenever you describe in vivid detailwhat you imagine.InputShared Theme DescriptionPeople who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like tocollect and archive all kinds of information.309715196 (Heather Coffman) 3© 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Your Personalized Strengths InsightsWhat makes you stand out?Driven by your talents, you might be well-read in particular subjects. Some people whom you havebefriended may turn to you for guidance. By referring to something you have read, occasionally youcan help a person see a specific situation or a particular problem from a different perspective. Foryou, reading might be a key that opens the door to a world of fresh ideas. Maybe you collect them,never knowing whether something you read will benefit someone else. By nature, you may interpretand straightforwardly outline ideas, processes, or projects that some people have difficultyunderstanding. Instinctively, you fill your mind with new ideas by asking questions, reading, studying,observing, or listening. Normally, you accumulate facts, data, stories, examples, or backgroundinformation from the people you meet. Determining what they want to accomplish in the comingweeks, months, or years generally satisfies your curiosity. These insights also allow you tounderstand why individuals behave they way they do in different situations. Because of yourstrengths, you favor conversations where information, facts, or data are considered objectively — thatis, emotions do not distort the truth. You pose questions, evaluate answers, and figure out how thingswork. Reducing an idea, theory, or process to its most basic parts provides you with many insights.You are likely to archive — that is, preserve — your discoveries so you can use them later. It’s verylikely that you might have limited patience for idle or purposeless activity. When you have certaintasks to perform, you mean business — that is, you are determined. Offering few apologies, perhapsyou can state your needs, set your boundaries, make demands, and present your theories.Periodically you use sophisticated, complicated, technical, or academic terminology to emphasize keypoints.309715196 (Heather Coffman) 4© 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.