So, I’m in an educational leadership class that had us do the Gallup CliftonStrengths “test.” In order to do this, you must buy a new, unopened copy of Strengths Based Leadership and go online to take a test. I think it’s also available to purchase without the book, but for nearly $20, just get the book, too, as you save nothing by just buying the online version.
At any rate, I never would have taken this but for class, however, I found the theory behind the test intriguing, and I thought you all might as well.
The theory behind Strengths Based Leadership is that we ought to focus on our strengths. We know ourselves, and therefore if we do what we’re best at and leave others, who are better at other things than we are, to do those things, thereby, we can have an effective team.
I know I lost some Autistics there with the word, “team,” because many of us remember the definition of team meaning “ignore the Autistic and/or make him or her do all of the work and claim group credit.” Believe me, I know.
However, in a functioning model of teamwork, each person does what he or she is best at and together they do better than they ever would alone. In theory, at any rate.