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    Prof. Tom
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    I know some folks are probably tired of the 360 thread and HR issues, but I was wondering if anybody has used Gallup’s Strengths finder to help with organizational change in getting Six Sigma and Lean accepted into an organization.  I have just started using it and I think it is going to be big and a great tool.  Has anyone else used it yet?

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    #99559

    Mikel
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    Where exactly do you use SS and Gallup at a small school in a small town in Nebraska?

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    #99561

    Diaconu
    Participant

    Prof Tom,
    Brave timing!……actually I’ve never heard of Gallup Strengths…where can I find out? I’m not in HR but if it is going to a next big thing I’d like to know something about it…still struggling with the last big thing and the next big thing that is already here. Fore-warned is fore-armed.
    Mia

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    #99565

    Prof. Tom
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    Mia,
    Good to hear from you again!  I believe it is out on the Gallup website.  I have heard about it since some of the faculty I work with are going to be teaching in Gallups program.  They have a couple of really great books out right now.  “Discover Your Strengths” and “Break All The Rules”.  When you buy the strengths book you get access to a personality profile finder that is really great…much better than Myers-Briggs or any other one I have found.
    I plan on using some of their stuff in combination with Six Sigma and Lean to make decisions about personnel and how they are placed on a project team and how an organization should be reengineered to function in a Six Sigma-Lean environment by assigning people to tasks based on their strengths.
    It is really cool stuff!!!

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    #99572

    Diaconu
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    Thanks
    Will look into that

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    #101125

    Big Dan
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    Hey partner – We have used the Gallup’s Strength finder in a descriptive manner, but not for any predictive purposes yet.  Here is a summation of the results for 35 blackbelts [and I really wish I could attach the pareto for you :-(   ]   How does this compare to others that you know of??
     
    ACHIEVER                18
    RELATOR                  14
    RESPONSIBILITY       13
    LEARNER                  12
    STRATEGIC                 9
    MAXIMIZER                  9
    INCLUDER                   7
    ARRANGER                 7
    ANALYTICAL               7
    FOCUS                       6
    ACTIVATOR                6
    DISCIPLINE                 5
    DELIBERATIVE           5
    CONTEXT                   5
    RESTORATIVE           4
    INPUT                        4
    HARMONY                 4
    EMPATHY                  4
    COMMUNICATION      4
    BELIEF                      4
    ADAPTABILITY           4
    WOO                         3
    POSITIVITY                3
    IDEATION                  3
    COMPETITION           3
    SELF-ASSURANCE   2
    INTELLECTION          2
    CONSISTENCY         2
    CONNECTEDNESS   2
    SIGNIFICANCE         1
    INDIVIDUALIZATION  1
    DEVELOPER           1
    COMMAND              1
    FUTURISTIC             0

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    #101152

    Prof. Tom
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    Your results are very interesting!!!  I am surprised that analytical was not higher on the list.  I will ask my VP if I can post the results.  I can tell you this, Strategic was way up there as was Ideation.  I am planning an extensive study with Gallup in the future.  Maybe I could use the readers of this website as subjects….where else would I this many Six Sigma folks!

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    #101154

    SSNewby
    Member

    Big Dan,
    What field or business sector were the Black Belts in?   I also find it odd that analytical was not higher on the list.    The BB’s in medical devices (at least in my corporation) are highly analytical engineers and scientists – for the most part.

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    #101190

    Dig Dan
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    We are in the Defense manufacturing sector.
    The BB cadre shows a significant increase in analytical versus the population with strategic being the biggest increase.  The biggest decreases were in developer, consistency, and harmony. 
    Now that I think about it, harmony and consistency would be mutually exclusive with process improvements…..

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    #101191

    SSNewby
    Member

    Strategic and analytical above the norm fits.
    Good point.   Dramatic change, both positive and negative change, rarely comes from the happy and content.

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