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Activator: Let's Go!



I love watching my daughter play Coco the Crash Bandicoot. That spunky blue haired ponytailed girl is always fully revved and ready to win the race. As she begins each race you’ll hear her say, “Let’s go!” She just might have the Activator strength as one of her top five Clifton Strengths.


I recently wrote a blog about the Achiever strength, but don’t confuse it for Activator. Though they may sound like they have a lot in common, activators are all about getting things in motion and getting the team going. They believe that the worst decision is no decision at all.

Imagine being at the starting line with your cleats dug in, waiting for the whistle to go off or a driver revving its engine in anticipation of the start of the race. Activators are forward moving and they like to bring others with them.


While others are waiting, thinking it through, and further collaborating, the activator doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to make it happen.