Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Nursing Field

1436 Words May 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Strengths-Based Leadership in the Nursing Field
As children, many of us were taught that we could be anything we wanted to be with enough hard work, determination and believing in ourselves. According to Rath (2007), we cannot be anything we want to be, however, we can be a lot more of who we already are. Strengths Finder 2.0 focuses on finding specific talents an individual possesses, so they can then develop them into strengths. Donald O. Clifton created a database containing 34 of the most common talents based on a 40-year study of human strengths. The Clifton StrengthsFinder was created and then evolved into Strengths Finder 2.0. This book focuses on talents because talents are more likely to be consistent through the lifetime; nevertheless, knowledge, skills, and practice also play important roles in personal strengths (Rath, 2007). These talents are then evolved into strengths. After taking the short Strengths Finder 2.0 test my recognized strengths included, in order of highest to lowest, achiever, learner, responsibility, harmony and consistency. This paper will focus on my top three strengths, achiever, learner and responsibility and how these play into my personal life, nursing practice and how finding my strengths can lead to personal growth.
The first of my strengths is the achiever and according to Rath (2007), achiever describes a constant need for accomplishment, an internal fire pushes you to do more, no matter how small the…
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