Clifton Strengths School is an online institute of higher learning grounded in more than 40 years of research in strengths psychology.
Our strengths-based philosophy focuses on the natural recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior known as talents within each individual, without ignoring one’s weaknesses.
Students at Clifton Strengths School learn how to identify their talents and integrate those talents into their academic pursuit for greater levels of personal success.
Based upon the discovery that we all possess the greatest potential for improvement in our areas of greatest strength, knowing what we do best and doing more of it leads to the highest levels of effectiveness.
While certainly an obsession within our culture, focusing on weakness-fixing appears to have little to no positive effect. For instance, if you are a slow reader and you do speed-reading drills and practices, you may improve a little bit, and this slight increase may even help you achieve the speed of an average reader. However, average is not the same as very fast.
However, average is not the objective.