“These figures indicate an American leadership philosophy that simply doesn’t work anymore,” says Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup and creator of the CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly known as Clifton StrengthsFinder). “One also wonders if the country’s declining productivity numbers point to a need for major workplace disruption.”
Leading that disruption is Jo Self, lead facilitator and trainer for Strong Communities and Strengths Genius in Latin America, and Gallup’s only Certified CliftonStrengths coach in Peru. Self is on a mission to create a world where everyone can live to their full potential, their talents are not wasted, and their happiness is contagious. She believes that a major factor in unhappiness at work is not really a lack of self-confidence, but a lack of self-awareness.