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

Introduction to the Maximizer Strength

People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Maximizer Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Maximizer Strength

Strengths School Maximizer Theme

Let's Talk Personality Maximizer Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Delivering work that isn’t great — good isn't enough; obsession with pulling up weaknesses and what's broken, when instead we could be spending time figuring out how to make ourselves truly exceptional

Yays: Find Work You Love

Quality — living out the concept of taking things from "Good to Great."; focusing on what works — you love to bring potential into fruition

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

Picky; never satisfied; takes on too much

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

Focused on excellence; tinkers to improve over time; finds efficient improvements

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

Making good stuff even better; high ROI projects with meaningful impact; resources to ensure quality work; focus on what can be; opportunity to help people, projects, or products reach their full potential

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Focus only on quantity; launching before it’s ready