Does the order of my StrengthsFinder Top 5 matter? | Isogo TV Episode 28

StrengthsFinder Top 5 Order
 It is not a sexy one, but it is certainly a StrengthsFinder question I hear all the time.

Whether it is an hour workshop in a group of strangers, or a full day experience among a tight knit team, it is almost without exception that I hear some sort of a question about the “order” of the Top 5 StrengthsFinder Strengths.

Does it matter? What does it mean?

As many of you know already about the online StrengthsFinder assessment, within moments of responding to the final prompt, you see a list of your Top 5 Talent Themes that looks much like this:

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As you begin to explore the resources about your newly named Strengths—videos, personalized PDFs—you see that your Strengths are listed in seemingly rank order—1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Sometimes this order immediately resonates with you, and sometimes you question it. Is #1 a more powerful Strength than #2? Why do I feel like the fourth Strength sounds most like me?

Today on Episode 28 of Isogo TV | Live and Work Your Strengths Video Podcast, on Q & A Day, I am sharing the answer to this very question–Does the Order of my StrengthsFinder Top 5 matter?

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I share from the mind of a beautiful colleague of mine who has been at the front of the Strengths movement for many years, as she describes the position of your most foundational strength. And I offer up a few examples as I answer this specific, practical question about your StrengthsFinder results.

So, let’s get this question answered and let’s dive in!

If you cannot readily name or call out your most unique Strengths {or can’t seem to remember your StrengthsFinder Top 5} AND you’re ready for more thriving success, more energizing moments, and less frustration in your everyday work and everyday life, you absolutely have to check out Strengths Startup.

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This 6-week email series starts with the StrengthsFinder online (if you haven’t taken it yet!) and follows up with a weekly email that provides insights and power of YOUR strengths—customized entirely to you. Check out this info page with direct links to get started.

Discover your “base” Strength and how they EACH give you unique advantage for more success, more energy, and less frustration.

Jump in with Strengths Startup.

You won’t regret it.



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If you loved this Episode and think others would benefit from it, please rate and review over at iTunes. It helps get the word out to others just like you! And I really appreciate it.

As always, one of the best places to join the Strengths conversation is over at our Facebook Group — Energy Up Frustration Down by Strengths. Join us for weekly chatting, complaining and commending, as we all try to figure out just how to use our Strengths to impact the most important things around us—in our work and life.

In the meantime and beyond, I would love to hear from you and help you. So, if you’re thinking about the way a Strengths-perspective could impact your marriage or your family or you’re just not so sure about it all, reach out, and let’s connect about it. You can catch me at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, all @isogostrong, or by this handy contact form.

Enjoy your day, and {be strong}!

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