Strengths-Based Culture

We encourage our students, faculty and staff to focus on their natural talents and refine them into strengths. Unlike the status quo practice of focusing on weaknesses, research shows that people become much more engaged and create strong teams when they are encouraged to focus on their strengths. At GW Nursing, we offer the Clifton StrengthsFinder® to students and employees, providing them with the knowledge and vocabulary to describe how they may excel. 

As you look throughout our website, you can easily discover each of our faculty and staff's strengths on their individual profiles. Feel free to view them and find an individual with the strengths you may need for your team or projects.

Have questions or want more information about how we are using our CliftonStrengths? Contact us at [email protected].

About CliftonStrengths

Using the CliftonStrengths model, each individual is provided with their own unique combination of 34 themes broken down into their top five strengths. These strengths are further refined into four domains to better understand how they can leverage them as individuals, in teams and see the bigger picture to accomplish their goals.

The Four Domains

Executing Themes

These nine themes focus on getting things done, with speed, precision, and accuracy. Putting ideas into action is the strengths of this domain.

The Executing Themes

  • Achiever
  • Arranger
  • Belief
  • Consistency
  • Deliberative
  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Responsibility
  • Restorative
Influencing Themes

These eight themes enable individuals or groups to sell ideas and serve as your ambassadors.

The Influencing Themes

  • Activator
  • Command
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Maximizer
  • Self-Assurance
  • Significance
  • Woo
Relationship Building Themes

These nine themes have an innate ability to take the human factor into account. They bring the group together around a cause, idea or each other.

The Relationship Building Themes

  • Adaptability
  • Developer
  • Connectedness
  • Empathy
  • Harmony
  • Includer
  • Individualization
  • Positivity
  • Relator
Strategic Thinking Themes

These are your critical thinkers and problem-solvers. They see the big picture and how to move forward.

The Strategic Thinking Themes

  • Analytical
  • Context
  • Futuristic
  • Ideation
  • Input
  • Intellection
  • Learner
  • Strategic

StrengthsQuest™, Clifton StrengthsFinder®, and the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder theme names are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. Copyright © 2000 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. All the StrengthsQuest branded documents were obtained from the Gallup/StrengthsFinder website.