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

Introduction to the Ideation Strength

People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Ideation Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Ideation Strength

Strengths School Indeation Theme

Let's Talk About Personality Ideation

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

A role or company that focuses on doing what you’ve always done (unchanging practices and processes); being surrounded by closed-minded thinkers

Yays: Find Work You Love

Getting asked to contribute no-limits thinking; working in an organization with a concerted innovation focus

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

Impractical; all over the place; all talk, no action

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

Navigator of ambiguity; brings fresh perspective; brings ideas to help unstick

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

Being offered a blank canvas so there are no constraints on the thinking or options; creative thinking time

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Jumping to execution before exploring ideas and possibilities; shutting down the idea-generating phase fast / being too busy for creativity and innovation