Clifton-Strengths Leadership Program

Learn how to lead using Clifton-Strengths

Adopting a Strengths focus gives leaders a framework for understanding themselves and how they might work more constructively with their teams. It also gives leaders a safe language for coaching, giving feedback and conveying expectations to their team members.

The leadership course was very empowering and uplifting. It was so nice to be encouraged to stop looking at improving my weaknesses and focusing on improving my strengths, it has really changed my mindset and allowed me to grow as a person and within my role. I am so thankful of the timing of this course due to a new role and many many challenges faced within the role. I couldn't have been as success as I have without my amazing coaches on the way and the new techniques I learnt along the way. Thanks Thinka!

Sigma Healthcare


Before the program commences, participants will:

  • Complete a survey to identify their leadership Strengths
  • Complete an introductory module on Strengths
  • Complete the task ‘Owning your Development’
  • Read their Strengths personal insights report

Workshop 1

Strengths-based leadership

Participants will explore:

  • Transforming a talent into a Strength
  • Strengths from the balcony and from the basement
  • Talents influencing their leadership style
  • The ‘Four needs of followers‘
  • An application activity

Workshop 2

Strengths and emotional intelligence

Participants will explore:

  • A self-reflection task on E.I. prior to the workshop
  • An awareness of the power, biases and filters talents can create
  • Building self-awareness, self-regulation and self-expression
  • Applying the Johari Window to self-understanding
  • Applying Strengths to manage your role expectations

Workshop 3

Activating collective talents

Participants will explore:

  • A team profile, prior to the workshop
  • DNA of a team (Domains of Strengths)
  • Building powerful partnerships
  • Strengths, gaps and vulnerabilities of the team
  • Integrating strengths into team rituals and routines


Delivery Options

In Person Program

Virtual Program

Hybrid Program

Key Outcomes

1. Leaders who understand Strengths in relation to their style.

2. Leaders who can appeal to the ‘four needs of followers’.

3. Leaders who can use an awareness of Strengths to self-regulate.

4. Leaders who are willing to explore their biases and blind spots.

5. Leaders who can apply a Strengths framework to team culture.

Key Inclusions

1. Access to Strengths survey

2. Personal insights report

3. Introductory module

4. Workshops

5. Application tools

Optional Inclusions

1. Individual Strengths coaching

2. Small group Strengths coaching

3. Triad Strengths coaching

4. Access to ‘Strengths Leadership’ videos

5. Access to Strengths cards

Target Audience

Team leaders and middle

Let Thinka Help You

    Our in-person delivery option maximises opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – this in-person approach is valuable for building strong bonds and bringing people together to collaborate.
    Our virtual delivery option breathes fresh life into the online experience with its almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built materials, participants can be assured of lively, dynamic sessions that have a distinct bias to action. Going virtual keeps program sessions succinct, sharp and focused on targeting particular skills in a dynamic way.
    A hybrid model takes the best of in-person and virtual delivery options and blends them together, so there’s a healthy mix of face to face collaboration and targeted skill building. Depending on the program themes, we work with you to decide what is better suited to getting together in a training space versus what would sit comfortably in an online setting. This flexible combination allows you and your team to get the best of both worlds.
    This audience includes team leaders and middle managers – people who directly support team members in capability building and enhancing performance. They work closely with their teams and play a vital role in motivating, coaching, supporting and giving feedback to individual team members.