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This guide provides CliftonStrengths (StrengthFinder) information and includes documents, videos, and other material.

Introduction to the Command Strength

People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

Find out more about the Command strength at the following links:

Description of Command Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Command Strength

Strengths School Command Theme

Let's Talk Personality Command Theme

The following elaborates on the Yucks, Yays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Command strength.

“Ignite Strengthsfinder Talents - Your Top 5 Strengths.” Lead Through Strengths, 4 Nov. 2022,

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Avoiding issues and conflicts or "beating around the bush"; seeing passive responses at work, or worse — passive-aggressive

Yays: Find Work You Love

Getting asked for a direct answer — when people want you to "cut to the chase"; pushing back or speaking up when an issue has been hiding

Blind Spots: How Your Talents Could be Perceived as Your Weakness Zone if Your Strengths are Overused or Misapplied

Bossy; dictator; insensitive

Feeding Strengths: How You're Perceived at Work When Feeding Your Strengths

Clear; decisive; persuasive

Honored: Situations and Cultures that Feel Aligned with You at Your Natural Best

Being asked to challenge assumptions; being called upon to fix or manage out-of-control situations; freedom to disagree (in all org chart directions — up, down, & lateral); being asked to drive something; bringing an out-of-control situation back to a calm, clear state

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Wishy-washy opinions, or conflicts on the team being avoided; others constantly choosing the middle ground or emphasizing compromise — your style of collaboration does not require everyone to agree, it's more about removing ambiguity