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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recap -- Theme Thursday: Maximizer

(Sept. 11, 2014)

On the last Theme Thursday, we discussed the Maximizer theme with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Adriane Wilson, and Gallup Advanced Learning Consultant Curt Liesveld.

Maximizers have and bring to others a focus on quality. They naturally prefer working with and for the best. They create strengths within groups by enabling each person to do what he or she naturally does best. Their drive toward excellence can lead to a new standard of success.




Those who have high Maximizer have a strong orientation toward and commitment to excellence that leads to quality outcomes. The inner compass of these individuals continually points to quality and a desire for quality in all areas of life.

Maximizer falls under the Influencing domain and inhabits roughly 17% of all individuals’ top five strengths. The Strategic and Achiever themes are most likely to be paired with Maximizer, while Restorative is the least likely theme to be found in the same top five as Maximizer. Those with Restorative fix things that are broken, but Maximizers tend to take things that are good and make them great.

From the Post-Show
After the show, Curt and Adriane discussed the differences between Ideation and Maximizer, and how they can work together. They noted that those who have high Ideation can conjure up an idea, but the idea might become futile if someone like a Maximizer doesn’t run with it.

How do you use Maximizer in your everyday life? Share your thoughts on the Called to Coach Facebook page.

To hear more about the Maximizer theme and how people like Adriane use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above or the short theme video below.


Register now for the next Theme Thursday on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. EDT (-0400 GMT) when we will focus on the Restorative theme. 

You can register for all upcoming Gallup Strengths Center webcasts at gallup.eventbrite.com.

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