Gallup has come out with a new CliftonStrengths Top 5 Report and it is good!

The latest report was released in January 2024, and if you’ve previously completed the CliftonStrengths Assessment (CSA), you can now download your new report (see instructions below). I enthusiastically encourage you to do so, as it will prompt you to reconnect with your themes and strengths.

If you’re not sure what this “CliftonStrengths” thing is about, check out this post where I describe what it is.

Benefits of knowing my strengths

Having a deep and solid understanding of your strengths is a great thing for your work life and personal life. Briefly, some of the advantages of knowing and applying your strengths include:

  • Engaging in tasks aligned with your strengths leads to fulfillment and enjoyment in your work.
  • Promotes personal growth and self-awareness.
  • Facilitates the identification of opportunities well-aligned to your needs.
  • Enhances collaboration skills.
  • Builds greater confidence in yourself.
  • Contributes to enhanced well-being.

5 Highlights of the new CliftonStrengths Top 5 Report

1. Excellent content

The content is strong—no pun intended. It is research-based and thorough and provides general information about each theme along with unique insights into how these themes manifest in you. The “Why your [theme] is unique to you” section derives its content from your CSA responses so it will read differently for each individual. Moreover, the report introduces the concept of Domains,, offering an additional layer and perspective on strengths.

2. Describes how each of your themes blends with the others

For each of your themes, there is a section “How [Theme] Blends With Your Other Top Five Strengths”. This is really cool and gets you thinking about how you can combine your strengths. For instance, in my case with Input and Connectedness, the description reads “You assist those who aspire to spiritual health or personal well-being by sharing tangible and helpful resources”. How true: I love to write blog posts and share resources on LinkedIn.

3. Provides two suggestions of how to apply each theme

The report goes beyond description by providing two concrete suggestions for applying each theme. These suggestions are customizable to your specific situation and offer practical ways to leverage your strengths.

4. Format is attractive and well laid out

The format is attractive and also well laid out. In contrast to the previous bland-looking reports, this one is colourful, engaging, and comprehensive.

5. Has a robust “What’s next” section

Honestly, I think anyone could work with this report for months (years) and continue to glean helpful insights from this. The report has an extensive “What’s next” section where you can scan QR codes that lead you to additional activities to better know your strengths.

How to download the new CliftonStrengths Top 5 (if you have already taken the CSA)

If you’ve taken the CSA in the past, you don’t need to pay anything more to get the new version of the report. All you need to do is:

  1. Login to Gallup Access with the same email address you used to take the CSA
  2. Click on the CliftonStrengths on the Menu that is located at the top left of the page
  3. Click on CliftonStrengths Top 5 Report.

What if I haven’t taken the CliftonStrength Assessment?

If you have yet taken the CSA, you can purchase a code to do so at the Gallup Store. You will receive instructions on how to take the assessment.


If you’d like to know how to use your strengths to experience more joy at work and in your career, book a time to chat here.

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