CliftonStrengths Resource Guide


Get a better understanding of your greatest talents, and practice using them every day so you can transform them into strengths.

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Benefits of the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide

This strengths-based guide will help you:

  • become more familiar with each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes
  • learn how to recognize and appreciate your own and others’ talents
  • take specific actions to develop your CliftonStrengths

Product Details

Achieve consistent, near-perfect performance -- what Gallup defines as a strength -- when you fully understand and apply your talents.

The CliftonStrengths Resource Guide gives you theme descriptions, action items and insights into the power of each of the 34 talent themes that the CliftonStrengths assessment identifies.

Invest in Your CliftonStrengths

Use this guide to better understand your CliftonStrengths themes and to learn how to recognize and appreciate your own talents and the talents of others.

As you gain more insight into your strongest CliftonStrengths themes, practice using them every day. Add to or develop new knowledge and skills to be even more effective.

Your investment of skills, knowledge and practice will transform your talents into strength -- the ability to consistently perform with excellence.

What's Included

The CliftonStrengths Resource Guide is a powerful reference for learning more about your greatest talents.

The guide dedicates one page to each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. Find your top themes, and read more about them, including:

CliftonStrengths Domains

The 34 CliftonStrengths themes can be grouped into four domains -- Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking. Find out which domains your top themes are in to learn more about how you make things happen, influence others, build relationships and process information.

CliftonStrengths Theme Descriptions

Theme descriptions provide a detailed narrative that highlights the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that someone with a dominant CliftonStrengths theme will likely express.

Power and Edge

The power and edge of the CliftonStrengths themes are their very essence -- what makes each theme unique. Power and edge statements explain how people with a dominant theme perform at work and in life with excellence.

Themes in Action

Your dominant talents produce frequent and predictable patterns of thought, feeling and behavior. Read the words that describe someone with dominant talents in each theme to see if they describe you too.

Action Items

Transforming your talents into strengths requires deliberate learning and practice. The action items in this guide give you ideas for using your talents in ways that will be most meaningful and beneficial to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment to use this guide?

Yes. We recommend that coaches and the people they coach complete the CliftonStrengths assessment to get the most benefit from the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide. The CliftonStrengths assessment must be purchased separately.

Is the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide available in a digital format?

No. While the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide is not currently available in a digital format, we hope to release a digital format in the future.

What is the difference between the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide and the CliftonStrengths Resource Guide for Managers?

The CliftonStrengths Resource Guide is written for individuals so they can better understand the 34 CliftonStrengths themes and learn how to recognize and appreciate their talents and the talents of others.

The CliftonStrengths Resource Guide for Managers is written for managers, team leaders and coaches so they can get ideas and conversation starters for managing people with specific talents.


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English (U.S.) (Other languages may be available for corporate purchase)
8.5 x 11 inches
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1 lb.
CliftonStrengths Resource Guide