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, https://leadthroughstrengths.com/talents/.
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