Internship in Kingmaker [Applying my StrengthsFinder Talent Themes]

July 16, 2018
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(This article was written by Gladys, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes makes her a Hands-on, People-Centric Bicultural Practitioner who values challenges and provocative thinking. She is passionate about learning the diversity of cultures.) Hi all! If you haven’t read the subtitles, I’m Gladys and I have been working at Kingmaker as an intern for the past 7 months. I’m writing this article as a reflection of my journey nearing the end of my 8-month internship, and I hope to share my growth with all of you! Let me start from how I got this job.

Interning …

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Here's to StrengthsFinder: What I thought I couldn’t do

July 2, 2018
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(This article was written by Gladys, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes makes her a Hands-on, People-Centric Bicultural Practitioner who values challenges and provocative thinking. She is passionate about learning the diversity of cultures.) This is an open letter to my past self, and a letter of advice for anyone who’s going through a similar phase that I went through. This is a reminder to my future self, that I’m perfectly good the way I am, and that I don’t have to envy other people.

“Sometimes, I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all

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Finding your passion and calling in life! [it is easy with Strengthsfinder!]

June 28, 2018
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(This article was written by Cai Ling, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes (Communication | Woo | Includer | Positivity | Connectedness) makes her a people person who enjoys mobilizing a fun-filled community with purpose and ownership. She enjoys meeting new people and is passionate about broadening their potential and building upon that.)     I think about my life a lot.

Kierkegaard once said that “life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”.

I think there is truth in retracting your memories, connecting the dots to understand why things seem the

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Why StrengthsFinder? [The Best Developmental Tool for Your Teenager]

May 18, 2018
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(This article was written by Jasmine, our Education Consultant at Kingmaker Leadership. She believes that the greatest gift in leadership is to be able to mentor the next generations of like-minded people, to develop them to their greatest potential. She do so by seeing the strengths of them, and coach them on ways they could best leverage on their strengths to achieve personal excellence.) This week I had a chance to have a short conversation over lunch with our Senior Education Consultant Shawn, and as we were discussing how to further reach out to youths in Singapore, the fundamental question of “Why

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Strengths-Based Parenting: 5 Effective Ways Mum Built the Family

May 11, 2018
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(This article was written by Zhi Hui, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes of Empathy, Developer, Restorative, Individualization and Relator define her a genuine and effective people person who intuitively sees diversity and potential in people of every walk. Zhi Hui is also passionate about Social Science, especially in areas pertaining to people management, personal growth and leadership development.  Here is her article, written from the fresh perspective of a young person empowered by StrengthsFinder. She shares snippets from her family life, through the Top 5 Talent Themes of her mum!)  This Mother’s Day, I would like to

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Studying using StrengthsFinder Themes [How I eventually did it!]  

April 27, 2018
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(This article was written by Gladys, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes makes her a Hands-on, People-Centric Bicultural Practitioner who values challenges and provocative thinking. She is passionate about learning the diversity of cultures.) Everyone wonders, are there certain talent themes that make-up a good student? If there are, what are they? For those strong in the Gallup StrengthsFinder Language (if you are new to this, fret not! We got you covered: click HERE to read thoroughly the descriptions of all 34 StrengthsFinder Talent Themes), you might know that modern day education might favor some talent themes

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Behind-the-scenes of a StrengthsFinder Camp

April 23, 2018
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(This article was written by Zhi Hui, our intern at Kingmaker! Her StrengthsFinder® talent themes (Empathy | Developer | Restorative | Individualization | Relator) makes her an Authentic People Centric Empowerer who sees the value of Diversity and Potential in Humankind. She is passionate in Social Sciences, in particular areas pertaining to people management, personal development, and leadership.) I always had camps as a student, be it Secondary School adventure camps or Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) ones. However, I never did think about what goes behind the planning and execution of such activities, much less be part of a team which

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#CoachHG Collection 15: Power Of Clustering (Self-Assurance, Significance & Communication) – StrengthsFinder Singapore

April 4, 2018

My earlier articles introduce CliftonStrengths talent themes independently: Activator/ Analytical /  Belief / Competition / Developer / Empathy /  Futuristic / Harmony / Ideation / Positivity / Relator / Strategic I then proceed to show how talent themes actually pair-up naturally:

  1. Maximizer-Restorative
  2. Woo-Deliberative
  3. Ideation-Consistency
  4. Adaptability-Context-Focus

I shall attempt to showcase the ‘greater uniqueness’ of individuals through the Power of Clustering; when 3 talent themes blend naturally with one another. 3 of my Dominant themes (in my Top 10) are Self-AssuranceSignificance & Communication.

 

As a child: When I was 11 years old, I was pretty upset that my Maths teacher was so poor in her teaching. I thought: “If I were to stand up to teach now, I will do a much better …

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#CoachHG Collection 14: Conflict Resolution (Adaptability, Context & Focus) – StrengthsFinder Singapore

April 3, 2018

This article seeks to bring clarity to resolve internal conflict when a person has talent themes that highly contrast with one another. Though low chance of happening, but there are people who have more than 1 pair of unlikely-paired contrasting talent themes in CliftonStrengths. This article’s case study is on AdaptabilityContext & Focus talent themes. ‘Adaptability & Focus’ and “Context & Focus’ both have less than 1% chance of appearing together in one’s Top 5. Adaptability talent theme The genius of your Adaptability talent begins with where you “live” in terms of your mind. You live in the present – – – even the …

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#CoachHG Collection 13: Conflict Resolution (Ideation & Consistency) – StrengthsFinder Singapore

March 23, 2018

Please read #CoachHG Collection: Conflict Resolution (Introduction) before proceeding further. Ideation & Consistency are 2 very contrasting talent themes in CliftonStrengths. Ideation talent theme The genius of your Ideation talent begins with your love of ideas and the way you so quickly learn new ideas, concepts and principles. But you are not passive. It is as if you take ideas and then begin spinning them around in your mind. With each new idea you learn, you tend to think about it over and over – – – spinning it around with the many other ideas you already have. The result of this thinking, turning, and …

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