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Embracing a New Clifton Strengthsfinder Self-Assessment

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Following 22 years of employment in the corporate world, I recently set up on my own as a Business and Personal Development Coach (ChrisMillerCoaching).

Having taken my Clifton Strengthsfinder assessment over 7 years ago, I was curious to see how self-employment might influence my Clifton Strengthsfinder themes.

My old Top 10 (Dominant Themes) included:

Input, Activator, Woo, Communication, Learner, Positivity, Empathy, Includer, Intellection, Belief

My new Top 13 (Dominant Themes) are:

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Creating Your Dramatic Point of Difference, Blunt Overt Benefit and Real Reason to Believe!

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One of my marketing heroes, Doug Hall, wrote two fantastic books entitled 'Jumpstart Your Business Brain' and 'Jumpstart Your Marketing Brain'. I love Doug's work because it is fundamentally based on evidence, but yet his theories and marketing models also appeal to my imagination and intuition.

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Thriving Through Living Your Values

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What do you truly care about most?  How do you decide whether to 'invest' in success, happiness or fulfilment?  What 'rules' do you use to make important life and career decisions? Most of humanity is wandering the earth with the capacity to define or create their Purpose and Values, yet very few individuals have taken the time to do so. ...
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Searching, Discovering and Creating My Purpose

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10 years ago, my family and I immigrated from Scotland to New Zealand in the hopes of experiencing a new adventure, meeting new friends, and building a life we could be proud of. We have accomplished all of that and more, with the unintended side effect of searching, discovering and creating my Purpose along the way.

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Building Excellence Through Great Leadership and Management

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​ Leadership and Management are often mistaken as identical skills or talents. Either that or leadership is viewed as a 'superior skill' to management, based on little foundation whatsoever. ​ I would advocate that great organisations are built on the excellence of both great leadership and great management, and a recognition that these are separat...
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Inspiring Personal Engagement and Fulfilment

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For over 20 years, the modern workplace has been striving to lift employee engagement with limited success. While there is a clear correlation between 'institutional' employee engagement (as measured by the annual survey) and productivity, profitability, safety and turnover (Gallup meta-analysis), Gallup has also published numerous articles highlig...
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My First 30 Days as an Entrepreneur

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I have described the last 30 days much like anticipating a bunji jump for the first time. The excitement and adrenalin is palpable but so is the fear and anxiety. One month ago, I left 22 years of employment through 6 different corporate employers to set up my own business and personal development coaching practice (ChrisMillerCoaching). With Adapt...
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