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I want
you to be
happy
Dan
Sullivan
Dan
Sullivan
Incompetent
Skills
Incompetent
Skills
Competent Skills
Competent Skills
Excellent Skills
Excellent Skills
Super
POWERS
Super
POWERS
POWE
POWE
SUPER
SUPER
WHAT ARE My
WHAT ARE My
$20
$20
Maximizer
Excellence, turning something strong into something superb, strengths
fascinate you
Ideation
Loves ideas, always looking for connections, looking at things differently
Significance
Wants to be significant in the eyes of others, wants to be admired, goal
oriented
Relator
Prefers being around people you already know, comfortable with intimacy
Command
Likes to be in charge, need to align others to your goals, compelled to
present the truth
Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below
average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your
opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into
something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.
Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after
pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A
glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without
recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And
having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and
stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural
sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You
choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths.
Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and
cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you
and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning
what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are
blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is
Maximizer
Strengths, whether yours
or someone else’s,
fascinate you.
Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below
average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your
opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into
something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.
Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after
pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A
glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without
recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And
having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and
stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural
sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You
choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths.
Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and
cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you
and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning
what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are
blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is
Maximizer
Taking something from below
average to slightly above average
takes a great deal of effort and in
your opinion is not very
rewarding. Transforming
something strong into something
superb takes just as much effort
but is much more thrilling.
SET THEM ASIDE,
we'll use them later
Guiding
Question
Guiding
Question
who?
how?
when?!?
when?!?
how?
who?
set it
aside!
www.Kolbe.com
Kolbe A Index
www.Kolbe.com
Fact Finder
How much information do you need?
Follow Through
How much structure do you need?
Quick Start
How much risk can you tolerate?
Implementor
How much do you need to work with your hands?
mikey LISA
set
them
aside!!
Dear Friend,
I’m working through a leadership exercise right now where
I am trying to better understand my strengths so that I can
put more focus behind them in the future. I really trust you
and respect your opinion, and it would be incredibly helpful
if I could understand your perspective. I’m very curious -
what do you see as my strengths?
My strengths could be what you see as my talents, abilities,
what I’m good at, what you count on me for, or anything
that impresses you about who I am.
This is incredibly helpful to me, and I truly appreciate your
College Friend
• Able to make people understand
ideas
• Interpersonal skills; create
dialogues
• Risk taking
• Self-confident but not cocky
• Technical knowledge and ability
• Salesperson
Post-College Friend
• Confidence in your skills
• Delighted curiosity
• High expectations
• Good decision quality
• You let yourself have fun
• Respect for people
• Pragmatic about what can
be accomplished
• Reap rewards from taking risks
Family Member
• Great at Solving Problems
• Communicating the heart of
what matters
• Creating analogies and drawing
correlations
• Extreme focus
• Not beholden to society
• Playful – entertaining to be
around
• Find humor in most situations
Family Member
• Put people at ease,
charisma
• Attention to detail
• High standards
(perfectionist)
• Problem Solver
• Confident, Optimistic
Business Partner
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Creativity, Outside the box
thinking
• Passionate expression of
ideas
• Fully committed
Employee
• Confident, but not arrogant
• Childlike enthusiasm for life
• Identifying problems,
iterating,
affecting change
• Level-headed, roll with the
punches
• Deep understanding of
problems
• Sound judgements
• Boiling concepts down to
College Friend
• Able to make people understand
ideas
• Interpersonal skills; create
dialogues
• Risk taking
• Self-confident but not cocky
• Technical knowledge and ability
• Salesperson
Post-College Friend
• Confidence in your skills
• Delighted curiosity
• High expectations
• Good decision quality
• You let yourself have fun
• Respect for people
• Pragmatic about what can
be accomplished
• Reap rewards from taking risks
Family Member
• Great at Solving Problems
• Communicating the heart of
what matters
• Creating analogies and drawing
correlations
• Extreme focus
• Not beholden to society
• Playful – entertaining to be
around
• Find humor in most situations
Family Member
• Put people at ease,
charisma
• Attention to detail
• High standards
(perfectionist)
• Problem Solver
• Confident, Optimistic
Business Partner
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Creativity, Outside the box
thinking
• Passionate expression of
ideas
• Fully committed
Employee
• Confident, but not arrogant
• Childlike enthusiasm for life
• Identifying problems,
iterating,
affecting change
• Level-headed, roll with the
punches
• Deep understanding of
problems
• Sound judgements
• Boiling concepts down to
College Friend
• Able to make people understand
ideas
• Interpersonal skills; create
dialogues
• Risk taking
• Self-confident but not cocky
• Technical knowledge and ability
• Salesperson
Post-College Friend
• Confidence in your skills
• Delighted curiosity
• High expectations
• Good decision quality
• You let yourself have fun
• Respect for people
• Pragmatic about what can
be accomplished
• Reap rewards from taking risks
Family Member
• Great at Solving Problems
• Communicating the heart of
what matters
• Creating analogies and drawing
correlations
• Extreme focus
• Not beholden to society
• Playful – entertaining to be
around
• Find humor in most situations
Family Member
• Put people at ease,
charisma
• Attention to detail
• High standards
(perfectionist)
• Problem Solver
• Confident, Optimistic
Business Partner
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Creativity, Outside the box
thinking
• Passionate expression of
ideas
• Fully committed
Employee
• Confident, but not arrogant
• Childlike enthusiasm for life
• Identifying problems,
iterating,
affecting change
• Level-headed, roll with the
punches
• Deep understanding of
problems
• Sound judgements
• Boiling concepts down to
College Friend
• Able to make people understand
ideas
• Interpersonal skills; create
dialogues
• Risk taking
• Self-confident but not cocky
• Technical knowledge and ability
• Salesperson
Post-College Friend
• Confidence in your skills
• Delighted curiosity
• High expectations
• Good decision quality
• You let yourself have fun
• Respect for people
• Pragmatic about what can
be accomplished
• Reap rewards from taking risks
Family Member
• Great at Solving Problems
• Communicating the heart of
what matters
• Creating analogies and drawing
correlations
• Extreme focus
• Not beholden to society
• Playful – entertaining to be
around
• Find humor in most situations
Family Member
• Put people at ease,
charisma
• Attention to detail
• High standards
(perfectionist)
• Problem Solver
• Confident, Optimistic
Business Partner
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Creativity, Outside the box
thinking
• Passionate expression of
ideas
• Fully committed
Employee
• Confident, but not arrogant
• Childlike enthusiasm for life
• Identifying problems,
iterating,
affecting change
• Level-headed, roll with the
punches
• Deep understanding of
problems
• Sound judgements
• Boiling concepts down to
Core Themes
• Solving Problems (6)
• Excellence (5)
• Confidence (5)
• Communicating Ideas (4)
• Attention to Detail (4)
• Creative (3)
• Innovative (3)
• Respect People / Fair (3)
• Risk Taking (3)
CliftonStrength
s
• Maximizer
• Ideation
• Significance
• Relator
• Command
Kolbe Index
• Specify (Fact
Finder)
• Adapt (Follow
Through)
• Innovate (Quick
Start)
Guiding
Question
• People Tell You You’re
Great
• You Tend To Downplay It
• It Comes Naturally
• It Energizes You
• It’s a Habit You Always Do
What Is a Super Power?
People Tell You You’re
Great
You Tend To Downplay
It
It Comes Naturally
It Energizes You
It’s a Habit You Always
Do
Solving Problems
(6)
?
X
X
?
College Friend
• Able to make people understand
ideas
• Interpersonal skills; create
dialogues
• Risk taking
• Self-confident but not cocky
• Technical knowledge and ability
• Salesperson
Post-College Friend
• Confidence in your skills
• Delighted curiosity
• High expectations
• Good decision quality
• You let yourself have fun
• Respect for people
• Pragmatic about what can
be accomplished
• Reap rewards from taking risks
Family Member
• Great at Solving Problems
• Communicating the heart of
what matters
• Creating analogies and drawing
correlations
• Extreme focus
• Not beholden to society
• Playful – entertaining to be
around
• Find humor in most situations
Family Member
• Put people at ease,
charisma
• Attention to detail
• High standards
(perfectionist)
• Problem Solver
• Confident, Optimistic
Business Partner
• Attention to Detail
• Problem Solving
• Creativity, Outside the box
thinking
• Passionate expression of
ideas
• Fully committed
Employee
• Confident, but not arrogant
• Childlike enthusiasm for life
• Identifying problems,
iterating,
affecting change
• Level-headed, roll with the
punches
• Deep understanding of
problems
• Sound judgements
• Boiling concepts down to
High Fact
Finder
Low Follow
Through
Low Implementor
How
?
Ideatio
n
Attention to
Detail
I always try to
understand
the problem
deeply
I always try to
understand
the problem
deeply
Mikey
trafton
Mikey
trafton
@mikeytrafton

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BoSUSA22 | Mikey Trafton | Finding Your Super Powers

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  • 22. Maximizer Excellence, turning something strong into something superb, strengths fascinate you Ideation Loves ideas, always looking for connections, looking at things differently Significance Wants to be significant in the eyes of others, wants to be admired, goal oriented Relator Prefers being around people you already know, comfortable with intimacy Command Likes to be in charge, need to align others to your goals, compelled to present the truth
  • 23. Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is Maximizer Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you.
  • 24. Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. Like a diver after pearls, you search them out, watching for the telltale signs of a strength. A glimpse of untutored excellence, rapid learning, a skill mastered without recourse to steps-all these are clues that a strength may be in play. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. You polish the pearl until it shines. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counterintuitively, it is Maximizer Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.
  • 25. SET THEM ASIDE, we'll use them later
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  • 36. Fact Finder How much information do you need? Follow Through How much structure do you need? Quick Start How much risk can you tolerate? Implementor How much do you need to work with your hands?
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  • 40. Dear Friend, I’m working through a leadership exercise right now where I am trying to better understand my strengths so that I can put more focus behind them in the future. I really trust you and respect your opinion, and it would be incredibly helpful if I could understand your perspective. I’m very curious - what do you see as my strengths? My strengths could be what you see as my talents, abilities, what I’m good at, what you count on me for, or anything that impresses you about who I am. This is incredibly helpful to me, and I truly appreciate your
  • 41. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to
  • 42. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to
  • 43. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to
  • 44. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to
  • 45. Core Themes • Solving Problems (6) • Excellence (5) • Confidence (5) • Communicating Ideas (4) • Attention to Detail (4) • Creative (3) • Innovative (3) • Respect People / Fair (3) • Risk Taking (3) CliftonStrength s • Maximizer • Ideation • Significance • Relator • Command Kolbe Index • Specify (Fact Finder) • Adapt (Follow Through) • Innovate (Quick Start) Guiding Question
  • 46. • People Tell You You’re Great • You Tend To Downplay It • It Comes Naturally • It Energizes You • It’s a Habit You Always Do What Is a Super Power?
  • 47. People Tell You You’re Great You Tend To Downplay It It Comes Naturally It Energizes You It’s a Habit You Always Do Solving Problems (6) ? X X ?
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  • 49. College Friend • Able to make people understand ideas • Interpersonal skills; create dialogues • Risk taking • Self-confident but not cocky • Technical knowledge and ability • Salesperson Post-College Friend • Confidence in your skills • Delighted curiosity • High expectations • Good decision quality • You let yourself have fun • Respect for people • Pragmatic about what can be accomplished • Reap rewards from taking risks Family Member • Great at Solving Problems • Communicating the heart of what matters • Creating analogies and drawing correlations • Extreme focus • Not beholden to society • Playful – entertaining to be around • Find humor in most situations Family Member • Put people at ease, charisma • Attention to detail • High standards (perfectionist) • Problem Solver • Confident, Optimistic Business Partner • Attention to Detail • Problem Solving • Creativity, Outside the box thinking • Passionate expression of ideas • Fully committed Employee • Confident, but not arrogant • Childlike enthusiasm for life • Identifying problems, iterating, affecting change • Level-headed, roll with the punches • Deep understanding of problems • Sound judgements • Boiling concepts down to
  • 50. High Fact Finder Low Follow Through Low Implementor How ? Ideatio n Attention to Detail I always try to understand the problem deeply
  • 51. I always try to understand the problem deeply
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